- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

VERNON, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panhandle authorities are investigating after a teenager shot herself in the leg while hunting.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Stan Kirkland says Andrea Wright was boarding a 4-wheeler Sunday morning when her shotgun went off.

Kirkland tells The News Herald (http://bit.ly/1mxbdDo ) that the gun was loaded with buckshot and the 16-year-old was struck in the leg.

The teen was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital, where she was in serious condition Monday afternoon.

Kirkland says the teen had been hunting with an uncle. It wasn’t clear if she had taken a required hunter safety course or had a hunting license.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

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