- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - Newton County authorities say a man was accidentally shot in the back at a gun range near Neosho.

Sheriff Chris Jennings says the shooting happened Friday morning at the conservation area gun range east of Neosho.

The Joplin Globe reports (https://bit.ly/2lrTJQ1 ) the man’s name hasn’t been released and his condition was not immediately available.

Jennings said the victim was at the 7-yard line of the range, about 15 yards in front of a man whose .380-caliber gun discharged one round.

Jennings says the man was putting his gun back together but there apparently was a round still in the barrel.

Jennings said the slide went forward and discharged the round as the man was reassembling the gun.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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