Man shot in knee when boy drops rifle at shooting range

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POWAY, Calif. — San Diego sheriff’s detectives were investigating an apparent accidental shooting Wednesday at a shooting range in Poway.

Deputies responded at 12:05 p.m. to the Poway Weapons and Gear shooting range at 13550 Danielson St., said sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Haynesworth.

A 12-year-old boy was target shooting with a .22-caliber rifle when he dropped the weapon after a hot bullet casing burned him, Haynesworth said.

When the rifle hit the ground it fired and a round hit a nearby man in the leg, Haynesworth said.

The injured man was driven to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Haynesworth said.

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