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Man shoots off part of finger at Southern Minnesota Sportsman's Club

A 44-year-old man lost the tip of his finger while shooting at a gun range near Rochester.

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MARION — A 44-year-old man shot the tip of his finger off after accidentally placing his hand in front of a gun barrel Sunday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Southern Minnesota Sportsman's Club, according to Olmsted County Sheriff's Lt. Lee Rossman.

The man was shooting a .22 rifle at the club, located in southeast Rochester, with a friend when he lost track of where his right hand was and shot his pointer finger.

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His friend transported the man to the Olmsted Medical Center Emergency Room.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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