Nashua shooting

NASHUA — Authorities say they're investigating an accident in which an 8-year-old boy at an orchard was wounded by a gunshot that was fired from a nearby gun range near Nashua.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office says a preliminary investigation shows the child was wounded Sunday at the Apples on the Avenue orchard by a bullet fired from one of several ranges operated by the Nashua Fish and Game Club. The boy has been flown to an Iowa City hospital. His name has not been released.

The Sheriff's Office declined to comment beyond a news release Monday.

Fish and Game Club President Christy Laube also declined to comment. The Facebook page for the range on Sunday posted that it was closed. The post for Nashua Fish and Game Club, which is located on Addison Avenue across a field from the orchard, said the club and range is closed until further notice.

A representative for Apples on the Avenue didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press. The pick-your-own-apples operation sits about 1 1/2 miles south of Nashua.

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