MN Man Injured in Accidental Shooting in ND

Updated: 10/11/2012 5:21 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

A Minnesota man has been transferred to a local hospital after he was accidentally shot in the leg in North Dakota.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office says Arnulfo Junior Lopez, of Colfax, was showing 43-year-old George Standinger his .22 caliber pistol when it accidentally discharged about 1 p.m. Thursday on a farm near Barney.

Authorities say the bullet hit Standinger's right leg and lodged in his ankle. Standinger, of Plainview, Minn., was transferred to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge, Minn.

The Sheriff's Office says Standinger's condition is unknown, though the injury is not believed to be life threatening.

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