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Brandon Curtiss (left) and other members of the III% Idaho group (Facebook)
By Travis Gettys
he daughter of a militia member was shot and wounded Sunday after a local meeting of the III% Idaho group.
The 12-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was taken by helicopter to a hospital for treatment after the shooting at the Rupert Gun Range, reported the Twin Falls Times-News.
Her mother said the girl was in stable condition Monday morning, and the shooting remains under investigation.
It’s not clear who was handling the weapon when it fired, wounding the girl.
Brandon Curtiss, the president of the state III% militia group, provided some details about the girl and the shooting in a Facebook post seeking donations for the wounded child’s family.
He said militia group members wanted to take target practice after a county meeting of the militia group — which was involved in last month’s armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Curtiss said a militia member’s gun accidentally fired while clearing the weapon, and the bullet struck a metal table beneath a shelter and ricocheted.
The bullet struck the girl, who is the daughter of a militia group member, in the stomach and then exited her side.