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8-year-old accidentally shot in head by sibling

DASSEL, Minn. — An 8-year-old rural Dassel boy was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital and later transported to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon after he was accidentally shot in the head at his home.

According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Sheriff’s office received a 911 call about 12:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon from Peter Wuollet. The call reported that their son had been accidentally shot in the head with a black powder .44-caliber handgun by a sibling. The bullet had ricocheted off the ground and then hit the boy in the head.

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