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Dassel Boy Hit in Head by Ricocheting Bullet

DASSEL  (AP) – An 8-year-old boy is hospitalized at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis after he was hit in the head by a ricocheting bullet.

Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin says his department received a 911 call Thursday afternoon about the injury at a residence near Dassel. The caller said the boy had been accidentally hit when a sibling was firing a handgun.

The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit the boy in the head.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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