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Wis. dad's wayward rifle shot hits, injures son

Published On: Jan 21 2013 07:08:29 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 21 2013 07:10:15 AM CST

Authorities in central Wisconsin say a man accidentally shot and critically injured his 25-year-old son while the father was clearing his weapon at a rifle range.

Deputies said the shooting happened Saturday about 3 p.m. at the Wood County Rifle and Pistol Range.

Investigators said 53-year-old Stephen Sammartino was clearing his weapon when it accidentally went off, hitting Joseph Sammartino in the back. The son was airlifted to a hospital, where he was in critical condition.

Deputies said they're treating the case as an accident but they're continuing to investigate.

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