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Iowa teen injured while setting traps

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A central Iowa teenager was injured Saturday while setting traps and squirrel hunting.

The Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources says 14-year-old Benjamin Beavers of Dallas Center was injured after the gun he was carrying discharged into his leg.

Beavers was taken to a Des Moines hospital where he's expected to survive his injury.

The DNR says the incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. southwest of Dallas Center.

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