GREENWOOD, Neb. — Authorities in eastern Nebraska say a boy was hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself while checking animal traps in Cass County.

Officials tell Omaha television station KETV that the juvenile shot himself in a leg Tuesday morning. Officials say he approached a deputy at the Greenwood Fire station around 11:55 a.m. and told the deputy what had happened.

He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating the shooting.

Information from: KETV-TV,

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