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Boy shoots friend in the foot
A 17-year-old Baldwin boy shot a 19-year-old Baldwin City man in the foot during a hunting trip Monday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.According to a Sheriff's report, the accident happened during a hunting trip at 352 East 900 Road in Douglas County. The 17-year-old pointed the a 22-caliber rifle toward the 19-year-old's feet while trying to reload when the gun went off.The injured man went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a private vehicle, where the injury was reported.Kari Wempe, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, said that the injury was minor and the man was treated and released. Wempe said they would submit a report to the District Attorney's office, but the office believes the incident was accidental.