Teen dies in gun accident

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By Nick Schrager

Austin B. McBride, 16, of Springfield, died from an accidental gunshot wound on Saturday afternoon at Kosairs Childrens Hospital in Louisville.

According to a police report provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, McBride and his stepfather, Mark Riley, were preparing to travel to a shooting competition on Saturday morning. Just before 7 a.m., McBride accidentally shot himself in the abdomen with a .22 caliber semiautomatic target pistol, as he stood outside the rear passenger door of an SUV. A cleaning rod was found lying on the ground nearby.

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