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Children Wounded in Hunting Accident Near Sweet Home

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say two children were wounded in a hunting accident east of Sweet Home, Oregon.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says two children, ages 4 and 2, were injured Monday after their 27-year-old father accidentally discharged his rifle while walking back to his pick-up truck.

Capt. Kevin Guilford of the Linn County Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press that the number injured was revised from three children to two after a cut on a 6-year-old's hand was determined not to be shooting related.

Guilford says the man was hunting with his three children and 54-year-old father at the time.

The victims were transported to hospitals by ambulance, and the 2-year-old with a serious leg injury was transferred to a Portland hospital. Riley says the 4-year-old was struck in the shin and treated at a Corvallis hospital.

Sweet Home is about 35 miles east of Corvallis.

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