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Rural Dassel, Minn., boy stuck in head by ricocheting bullet, taken to Children's Hospital

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DASSEL -- An 8-year-old rural Dassel boy was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital and later transported to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis this afternoon after he was accidentally shot in the head at his home.

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According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Sheriff's office received a 911 call around 12:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon from Peter Wuollet, who lives along the 73000 block of County Road 6 in Collinwood Township. The call reported that their son had been accidentally shot in the head with a black powder .44-caliber handgun by a sibling. The bullet had ricocheted off the ground and then hit the boy in the head.

The incident is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

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