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Boy accidentally shoots grandfather in abdomen while hunting in Pasco

DADE CITY — A 9-year-old boy hunting with his family accidentally shot his 54-year-old grandfather in the abdomen with a .22-caliber rifle, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the Dade City shooting, which occurred on private property near the 8500 block of U.S. 98.

Early information indicated that the family was hunting or shooting in the woods Tuesday evening, according to spokesman Kevin Doll of the Sheriff's Office.

The grandfather was taken to a hospital. Doll was unable to provide his condition Tuesday evening.

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