8-year-old struck by stray bullet while visiting Iowa apple orchard (VIDEO)

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A day out for one family at an apple orchard in Nashua, Iowa, on Sunday afternoon left an 8-year-old boy hospitalized after catching a stray bullet.

Authorities believe the bullet, which hit the boy’s side and nicked his leg, came from one of the shooting ranges at the Nashua Fish and Game Club, which is located about a mile from the orchard. Darin Enderton, owner of Apples on the Avenue Orchard, said they have never experienced anything like this in the more than 40 years he’s been there.

“This is a very freak accident,” said Enderton. “We’re so sorry that this happened. We’re praying for the family right now.”

The boy was rushed to the hospital and listed in stable condition earlier this week, although his current status is not known. Meanwhile, the Nashua Fish and Game club remains closed until further notice as the investigation continues.

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