Girl, 16, accidentally shoots herself in foot while hunting

The teenager was loading gear into a vehicle.
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A teenage hunter required hospital treatment after shooting herself in the foot.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened just before 6 p.m. n Tuesday, as the 16-year-old girl was loading gear into a vehicle.

She had been hunting in rural Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, when a rifle accidentally discharged a round into her right foot.

She was initially driven to Brainerd Hospital, before being airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital with North Memorial AirCare.

Her injuries are non-life-threatening.

About a week earlier, another 16-year-old Minnesota girl was shot in the back of the legs while hunting in Brown County.

She was struck with bird shot accidentally by another member of her hunting party.

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