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Sheriff: Shooting of 12-year-old an accident

File photo. (WLUK/Don Steffens)

TOWN OF BEAR CREEK (WLUK) -- A 12-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder by his 14-year-old cousin, Waupaca County sheriff's officials say.

The shooting is believed to be an accident, the sheriff's office says, but the investigation continues.

It happened just after 7 p.m. Thursday in the Town of Bear Creek.

The victim was taken to the hospital, and eventually airlifted to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa. His condition is stable, according to investigators.

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