Deputies: 6 injured after shotgun accidentally discharges

Author: Associated Press

OCALA, Fla. (AP) – Six people have been injured after a man accidentally discharged a shotgun at a shooting range.

Local news outlets report that four children and two adults have been transported to the hospital following Saturday’s incident.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a 21-year-old man was loading his double-barrel antique shotgun at the Ocala Shooting Range, when it went off accidentally, firing pellets into a concrete slab on the ground. The pellets ricocheted off the slab and struck the six people.

Deputies say the injuries are not considered life-threatening.

No one has been charged. Deputies took a report of the shooting and at this point believe it to be an accident.

U.S. Forestry was notified about the shooting.

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