Canyon County

Man seriously injured in accidental shooting at Canyon County gun range

George W. Nourse public shooting range south of Nampa.
George W. Nourse public shooting range south of Nampa.

A firearm malfunction possibly led to the shooting, which injured a 65-year-old Caldwell man, Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker said.

The man was listed in critical condition Thursday evening, Decker said.

An eyewitness to the mid-afternoon incident said the man had just gotten to the range and was setting his gun down when it fired, KBOI-TV, Channel 2 reports.

An air ambulance responded to the George W. Nourse public shooting range and transported the victim to a Boise hospital, Decker said. The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

The shooting was reported at 1:49 p.m. at the range, located on Nash Lane south of Nampa.

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