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Teen faces charges after gun goes off

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

BRITTON (AP) -- A Britton-Hecla student faces firearm charges after an accidental shooting at a school parking lot, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

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Dusty Groom, 18, of rural Lake City, was showing other students what he thought was an unloaded a .22 caliber handgun when it went off and hit another teenager in the head about 4 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said. The injured teenager is recovering at a Fargo hospital.

Marshall County Sheriff Dale Elsen told KSFY television that the boys were hanging out in an area where most kids loiter after school.

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