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‘Accidental’ shooting wounds two

July 1, 2013

Father, son injured at Bridgeport range

A 57-year-old man and his 30-year-old son needed medical attention after a “possible accidental shooting” at the Bridgeport gun range.

The incident, according to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, happened about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25.

Details of how both men, neither of whom was named by the department, came away wounded remained muddled, as of press time.

“A father, age 57, and son, age 30, both out of county residents, were shooting at the range and had an accidental discharge of a rifle (.223),” the department said in a news release issued on Wednesday, June 26.

“The bullet from the rifle struck victim one in his right leg.

“The bullet penetrated both legs and exited through the left foot.

“Victim two, who was standing next to victim one, sustained shrapnel injuries.

“Careflight was requested for both the victims. Antelope Valley Fire Department was put on standby at the Walker Ball Field for one of the two incoming Careflights.

“Victim one was flown from Bridgeport to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment of the gunshot wound and shrapnel injuries.

“Victim two was transported by Mono County Paramedics to the Walker Ball Field and then flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment of shrapnel injuries.”

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