Deputies: Teen accidentally shoots self in leg at gun range - FOX 35 News Orlando

Deputies: Teen accidentally shoots self in leg at gun range

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MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A 14-year-old girl was taken to the hospital this evening after deputies said she accidentally shot herself with a gun at a Merritt Island gun range.

The teen was transported by ambulance from The Gun Site indoor shooting range shortly after 3 p.m.  Deputies said the girl was at the range with her father when the gun discharged.   The bullet struck her in the leg, but her injuries are non-life-threatening.

"I stopped by to purchase some ammo.  While I was in there, a young lady had an accident," said witness Billy Thompson.  "She was very distraught, as anybody would be, being shot in the leg."

Deputies emphasized that there is no criminal investigation.  This was simply an accident.  The name of the young victim is not being released, because she is a minor.

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