Teen from northwestern Pott. County injured during accidental shooting

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February 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Pottawattamie County report an 18-year-old from Crescent suffered a serious injury when he accidentally shot himself in the leg, Thursday. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker told the Daily NonPareil that the teen, whose identity was not released, shot himself in the thigh at around 6:30-p.m. The accident apparently happened as he  was trying to clear a cartridge from an SKS rifle. Danker said the wound was “severe” enough that the teen was required to be transported from a Council Bluffs hospital by air ambulance to Alegent Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center.