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2 men accidentally shot with single discharge from rifle

WHITE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) –Two men have been injured by a single round during a freak accident.

According to the White County Sheriff's Department, 30-year-old Jacob Morris and 32-year-old James Mitchell were taken to the White County Medical Center via Northstar Ambulance Service on Aug. 22 around 9:30 p.m.

Investigators said Allen Lee King, 44, was taking a rifle off a gun rack that was attached to a wall in the bedroom when the gun accidentally went off.  They further explained that the fired round went through the wall and into the kitchen where Morris and Mitchell were sitting at a table.

According to the report, the bullet went through Morris's shoulder and exited through his neck before hitting Mitchell is the chest.

Both men were rushed to the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.

Police said they are investigating the "negligence in the manner that Mr. King handled the rifle."

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