Gun Goes Off at High School Graduation, Hurts 2

Kansas shooting was reportedly accidental
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 15, 2016 5:14 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Two people were shot and injured after an accidental discharge at a high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas, the AP reports. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Butler County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 2pm Sunday at the Augusta High School ceremony. Per KWCH, a man's concealed gun accidentally went off, wounding his foot, and he drove himself to the hospital. A woman also suffered a serious leg injury, either because the bullet ricocheted or because she was hit by shrapnel, and she was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance. (Read more shooting stories.)

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