9 year-old shot in the head in Ward county last night

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A 9-year-old boy was shot in the head in an accidental shooting near Benedict, in southern Ward County last night.

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department reports the boy was hit when he and his 11-year-old cousin were playing with a gun they thought was empty.

The boy was hit by a round from the 22 caliber pistol and taken to the Garrison Hospital by a private vehicle.

There is no word on the boy’s condition.


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