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Early-morning accidental shooting under investigation

Details are still pending after what is being described as an accidental shooting in rural Lyon County near Emporia early Sunday morning.

The shooting was reported around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Road 170. Multiple agencies responded as the victim was transported by personal vehicle to Newman Regional Health, including Emporia Police and firefighters, Lyon County deputies, and Emporia State Police and Safety.

Sheriff Jeff Cope said the shooting was accidental. The victim was later transferred to Stormont-Vail in Topeka with non-life threatening injuries.

The Sheriff's Office continues the investigation.

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