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Associated Press, Published August 21 2009

17-year-old Maddock, N.D., boy receives minor injury from accidental gun discharge

MADDOCK, N.D. - Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer says a 17-year-old boy was not seriously hurt when a gun accidentally discharged in a Maddock parking lot.

Rohrer says the teenager was shot in the arm and leg late Thursday when a pistol was being passed to him by another juvenile. The two were in vehicles parked next to one another.

The injured boy was treated at a Devils Lake hospital and released.

The Benson County state's attorney is reviewing the incident.