CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a teenage girl is recovering after being accidentally shot at a Casa Grande shooting range.
Casa Grande police say the 14-year-old girl was flown to a Phoenix hospital after the incident Saturday night.
A police department park ranger was conducting a security check of the range and provided first aid to the wounded girl until emergency crews arrived.
Police say a 50-year-old man who’s a family friend of the girl was trying to holster his 9mm handgun at a range table and accidentally discharged it.
The bullet struck the girl, who was sitting about 20 feet away.
Police say the teen was hit in the upper front torso and the bullet exited her back.
Detectives are forwarding a report of the incident to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.
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