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JPD investigates report of accidental shooting

Posted: December 5, 2011 - 1:00am

The Juneau Police Department is looking into a shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon near the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road.

A caller informed JPD of the shooting at about 3:30 Saturday afternoon, and informed police it was accidental, according to a release from the department. The caller said the shooting victim had been shot in the leg, and was being taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. JPD and Capital City Fire and Rescue personnel met with the vehicle and the victim near Floyd Dryden Middle School, and took the victim by ambulance to the hospital.

An investigation revealed a passenger discharged a loaded pistol inside a vehicle while trying to unload it, hitting the driver in the leg. The driver was leaving the rifle range when the shooting occurred. The investigation is still ongoing.

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