EDWARDS, Miss. (AP) — Police say a neighbor was struck by a stray bullet during target practice by two youths in Mississippi.
Maj. Pete Luke with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office told WLBT-TVthat a 10-year-old and 15-year-old from Texas who were visiting with relatives were taking part in target practice Monday evening when a bullet struck a nearby 59-year-old man in the neck.
The victim was hospitalized and his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Police say the shooting was likely unintentional, but it wasn't immediately clear if charges would be filed.
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