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18-year-old woman shot while turkey hunting at Smithville Lake

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8:31 a.m.

— Authorities are investigating after an 18-year-old high school student said she was shot while turkey hunting at a northwest Missouri lake, and the shooter left without helping.

The Missouri Department of Conservation and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating Wednesday’s shooting at Smithville Lake.

The woman told authorities told authorities she was hunting turkeys at the lake by herself when she was shot. KMBC-TV reports that she yelled for help but the shooter left. The girl was shot in the leg but was able to drive herself to the hospital, where she might need surgery.

It is the first hunting-related shooting reported at Smithville Lake in 14 years.

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