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Teen accidentally shot in the head at White Lake gun range

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 15:17:53-04

White Lake Township police say a 17-year-old is in critical condition after he was accidentally shot in the head at a gun range on Sunday.

According to police, it happened during a target shooting session around 4:15 p.m. on Grass Lake Rd.

An 18-year-old was attempting to clear a cartridge from a .22 caliber pistol when the gun accidentally discharged, striking the 17-year-old in the head.

The 17-year-old was taken to Huron Valley Hospital and then transferred to McLaren Hospital and then to Beaumont Royal Oak. The 18-year-old was detained for questioning.

Right now, it's not known if the pistol was registered and police are continuing their investigation.