Weld County 12-year-old boy injured in accidental self-inflicted shooting while hunting

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- A 12-year-old boy was injured in an accidental self-inflicted shooting Sunday night, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies responded to the 29500 block of Weld County Road 20 just north of Keenesburg about 6:15 p.m. where they found the boy had been shot in the side by a .22-caliber bullet.

The boy was transported to Children’s Hospital in Aurora by ambulance. He is in stable condition.

After investigating, the sheriff's office said the boy was injured when the gun went off as he was hunting.

The shooting remains under investigation, but no one has been criminally charged.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the sheriff's office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.