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Teen Recovering from Accidental Gun Shot Wound

DADE COUNTY, Mo. -- A 16 year old boy is recovering after accidentally being shot by his hunting partner Saturday.
DADE COUNTY, Mo. --  A 16 year old boy is recovering at a local hospital after officials believe he was shot by his hunting partner Saturday.

It happened in Dade County on the opening day of firearms deer hunting season.

Missouri Department of Conservation officials say at this point in the investigation, they believe the boy was accidentally shot in the upper left arm by his hunting partner after his partner mistakenly thought he was game.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is continuing to investigate.

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