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Amish boy struck in the head by stray bullet in rural Ohio

KIDRON, Ohio -- Authorities say a 17-year-old Amish boy was struck in the head by a stray bullet while plowing in rural northeast Ohio.

WEWS-TV reports the boy was shot Thursday morning in Kidron with a .22-caliber bullet that lodged in his head. Investigators don't know who fired the shot, and say it's possible it was someone hunting squirrels who hit the teen accidentally.

The boy was using a horse-drawn plow at the time. Police say he noticed he was bleeding, and walked home to tell his father about the injury. WEWS-TV reports the Amish family does not have a phone so they went next door where a neighbor dialed 911.

The youth was taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton and X-rays showed the bullet lodged in his head, Wayne County Sheriff's Captain John Hunter said.

The bullet was removed Thursday afternoon and the boy was released from the hospital.

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