UPDATE: Camper suffers gunshot woundStray bullet may have come from a .22-caliber rifle of teens who were shooting half a mile away.
A Minnesota woman suffered a leg injury form a stray bullet at River’s Edge campground Friday.
Sheriff John Shilts said Tuesday his department’s investigation may have determined where the stray round came from.
“A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were about one-half mile away shooting .22-caliber rifles,” Shilts said. “We will have to wait for the results of a ballistics test to know for sure, but the slug is consistent with the ammunition they were using.”
Shilts said Krystal M. Anderson, 21, Buffalo, was putting up her tent about 2 p.m. when she was shot in the upper thigh of her right leg. She was taken to a New Richmond Hospital and treated where it was determined she was hit by a .22-caliber slug that lodged just under the skin.
Anderson told deputies she was facing southeast and believed the bullet came from the east, according to the sheriff’s report.
“Some of the people in the campground said they heard a shot but there was some discrepancy in their accounts of what direction the shot came from,” said Shilts. The sheriff said very few people were in the campground at the time of the incident.
Anybody with information about the incident that would aid the investigation is asked to call the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office a 715-381-4320.