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Texas driver shot by man whose rifle fired as he cleaned it

Posted: 10:38 AM, Jul 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-01 11:38:23-04

BRYAN, Texas (AP) – A 71-year-old Texas motorist was seriously injured after he was struck by a bullet that accidentally discharged from a rifle that a man was cleaning in a nearby home.
    
The man was cleaning the weapon on the second floor of his Bryan home Friday afternoon when it discharged, firing a round toward an adjacent road and into the car driven by the 71-year-old.
    
Bryan police say the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries and a passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver was able to pull over his vehicle and come to a stop despite his wound.
    
Police say the man with the rifle is cooperating with authorities.
    
It’s not clear if charges will be filed against him.

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