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Police: Boy hurt in accidental gunfire at Illinois gun range

December 29, 2019 GMT

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A boy was wounded in accidental gun fire at a suburban Chicago gun range, police said.

A boy and his father were in a showroom at Eagle Sports Range on Saturday afternoon when someone accidentally discharged a firearm, according to Oak Forest police.

The boy was hit in the stomach with a ricochet, authorities said. His injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

Officials with Eagle Sports Range had no comment.

No further details were immediately available.

Oak Forest police were investigating.