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Police: Shooting of Missouri teen was accident

Scott City Police Chief James Dodd says a 21-year-old man was the shooter.


Authorities in southeast Missouri have ruled that the shooting of a teenage girl, who was struck in the face, was accidental.


The Southeast Missourian reports that the shooting happened just after midnight Friday in Scott City. The name of the 17-year-old victim was not released. She is hospitalized in stable condition.


Scott City Police Chief James Dodd says a 21-year-old man was the shooter. No charges have been filed against him.


Dodd says the case remains under investigation.

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