Man accidentally shot in abdomen and is in serious condition after practice shooting with daughter

Top Stories
breaking news_1496250386015.jpg

HEBER CITY, Utah (ABC4) A 51-year-old man is in serious condition today after he was accidentally shot in the abdomen while he was shooting with his 13-year-old daughter about a mile outside of Big Hollow Shooting Range. Wasatch County Sheriff’s office is unsure whether he shot himself or his 13-year-old daughter shot him. 

Wasatch County Sheriff’s office received a call around 12 pm from the 13-year-old daughter who called 9-1-1 to inform them her dad was shot in the stomach by a 22-calibur gun. (Jared Rigby with Wasatch County, said he doesn’t know if the gun was a rifle or if it was a pistol.)

The man managed to drive himself out of the shooting range l when he was met by medical officials who bandaged him up and sent him to a local hospital. He was then life-flighted to a hospital in the Salt Lake City area.

He is expected to recover. 

This is an updating story – we’ll bring you details as they are made available. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Utah VP Debate

More Utah Debate