01:40 GMT +324 February 2019
Listen Live
    Finger on the trigger

    Canadian Girl Wounded by Ricochet Bullet in Outfitting Camp Bear Incident

    CC BY 2.0 / Steven Straiton
    Get short URL

    After the incident, the girl was immediately sent to hospital in Flin Flon, Manitoba; her injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

    Police have launched an investigation in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan after a girl was shot by a ricochet from a shotgun while an environmental officer was dealing with a problematic group of bears in an outfitting camp on August 3, the province's Ministry of Environment reported.

    READ MORE: 95-Year-Old Canadian Woman Defies Huge Black Bear Snooping in Her Home (VIDEO)

    According to the Ministry, the girl was standing behind the truck about 75 meters away from a conservation officer who was shooting at four bears in a tree not far from Jan Lake. When one of the bears fell down, a member of the public decided to assist the officer and fired at the animal with his own gun. The girl was accidentally hit by the bullet after it bounced off and taken to the Flin Flon hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

    In the wake of the incident, the police and the Ministry of Environment said they seized several firearms and launched a probe.

    According to the Ministry, conservation officers have had to deal with a number of incidents with bears who threaten public safety in the Jan Lake area.


    Canadian Tennis Star Bouchard Teases Fans With VIDEO of 'Wet T-Shirt Contest'
    North American Trade War Threatening to Derail Canada’s Pipeline Project
    WATCH: Man Pushes Stranger Into Traffic, Canadian Cops Hunting Suspect
    From Canadian Babe to Icelandic Beauties: Top 10 of Instagram Fitness Goddesses
    wounds, girl, bear, injuries, Canada
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik