Man Accidentally Shoots 22-Year-Old Grandson in Southbridge, Massachusetts - NECN
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Man Accidentally Shoots 22-Year-Old Grandson in Southbridge, Massachusetts

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    Man Accidentally Shoots 22-Year-Old Grandson

    A young man in Southbridge, Massachusetts was seriously hurt after being accidentally shot by his grandfather Wednesday afternoon.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017)

    A young man in Southbridge, Massachusetts was seriously hurt Wednesday after being accidentally shot by his grandfather.

    The grandfather is shaken and distraught after the target practice gone wrong, but the grandson says it wasn't his grandfather's fault.

    The two were on a woman's property shooting at targets when the incident happened around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

    Police recived a call for a report of an accidental shooting on Tipton Rock Road in Southbridge, and when officers arrived, the owner of the home told police she gave two men permission to target practice on her property.

    Officers say they heard a man yelling for help and eventually found the two men at the bottom of a hill. The 22-year-old grandson was lying on his back, and his 68-year-old grandfather was kneeing next to him.

    The grandson was still conscious, and told officials he accidentally stepped in front of his grandfather’s rifle while they were target shooting.

    The young man was shot in the upper body and taken to a local hospital.

    His condition is not known at this time.

    Police don't believe the two men violated any laws, but the incident is under investigation. 

    No other information was immediately available.

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