Juneau police are reporting an accidental shooting over the weekend. The victim’s condition is still unclear, but the person was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for initial treatment.
The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon near the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Officers say the shooting happened inside a vehicle while it was leaving the range. The passenger, who was holding a loaded pistol, attempted to unload the weapon. The gun fired with a bullet striking the driver in the leg.
Firefighters and police officers met with the vehicle in the area of the Floyd Dryden Middle School. The victim, whose identity was not disclosed by emergency responders, was then taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The investigation into the shooting continues.
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