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Police: Bullet Ricochets After Killing Chipmunk, Hits Man In The Head

MILTON, N.H. (CBS) -- A freak accident in New Hampshire left a 32-year-old man with a head wound on Friday. Milton Police responded to Bolan Road around 11:30 a.m. to find the man had been accidentally shot by his eight-year-old nephew.

"It was determined that the nephew and the 32-year-old male were shooting chipmunks and the bullet ricocheted after killing the chipmunk and struck the 32-year-old uncle in the head," police said.

The man was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He is expected to recover.

Police and New Hampshire Fire & Game are investigating.

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