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Girl, 15, Fatally Shoots Self in Gun Club Accident

Teen was target shooting with her dad
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 25, 2019 3:48 PM CDT
Stock photo.   (Getty Images / Anthony Montgomery)

(Newser) – Authorities say a 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at a gun club in Iowa, the AP reports. Lee County sheriff's officials say deputies and medics were called around 10:40am Sunday to the Tri-State Gun Club outside Montrose, a community about 80 miles south of Iowa City. The emergency crews found Haley McManus suffering from a gunshot wound. The girl later died at a hospital. Sheriff Stacy Weber said Monday that Haley was accompanied by her father and that both were target shooting. Weber's office says the incident is being treated as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. No crime or negligence is suspected. The teen lived in nearby Fort Madison. Autopsy results are pending. (A 9-year-old was killed as his cousin tried to get a gun away from him.)

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