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Man injured cleaning guns

Paducah-Cape Girard KFVS-TV logo Paducah-Cape Girard KFVS-TV 4/20/2022 Marsha Heller
A Pilot Knob 18-year-old was rushed to a hospital after a gun discharged causing a bullet to hit him in the face. © Provided by Paducah-Cape Girard KFVS-TV A Pilot Knob 18-year-old was rushed to a hospital after a gun discharged causing a bullet to hit him in the face.

PILOT KNOB, Mo. (KFVS) - A Pilot Knob 18-year-old is in stable condition after he was shot in the face Monday night, April 18.

Iron County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Pilot Knob medical center at 8:30 p.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.

After investigating the scene and interviewing witnesses, deputies concluded the teen was cleaning guns after a day at the shooting range when a 9mm handgun he was handling discharged, causing a bullet to hit him in the face.

He was later flown to a St. Louis hospital in stable condition.

Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett calls the shooting an accident.

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