Teens recovering after accidental shooting - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Teens recovering after accidental shooting

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WILLIAMSON CO. --  Three juveniles are recovering after being hit by buckshot after an accidental discharge with a shotgun.

The Williamson County Sheriff's office says it happened around 9 p.m. Thursday night on Locust Grove Road.

Investigators say two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old planned a hunting trip Friday morning.

A 12-gauge shotgun was on the floor board of a vehicle with hunting gear around it. The first victim attempted to move the gun and it fired. Several pellets hit the victim.

Investigators say the two others teens tried to see why the gun had fired, While moving it around it discharged again, and pellets struck both victims.

Family members took all three victims to the hospital. Two have been released but another got transferred to an out of state hospital.

None of the injuries are considered life threatening. 

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick ask all hunters to be extra cautious when handling firearms.

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