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Police: Shooting of SE Missouri Teen was Accident

Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:51 AM by The Associated Press

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SCOTT CITY (AP) - Authorities in southeast Missouri have ruled that the shooting of a teenage girl, who was struck in the face, was accidental.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the shooting happened just after midnight Friday in Scott City. The name of the 17-year-old victim was not released. She is hospitalized in stable condition.

Scott City Police Chief James Dodd says a 21-year-old man was the shooter. No charges have been filed against him.

Dodd says the case remains under investigation.

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