Kansas man accidentally shot in the backside in his backyard

08/18/2014 7:16 AM

08/18/2014 7:16 AM

ANDALE, Kan. – Kansas authorities say a man has been hospitalized after being shot in his backside by a group of men firing at a tree stump with long-distance rifles.

KAKE-TV reports the man was in the backyard of his Andale home Sunday afternoon when he was hit by the stray bullet.

Sedgwick County Sgt. Kevin Berry says the shot was fired from a farm about half a mile away from the man’s yard. He says five men ages 18-20 were shooting without using a back stop.

The man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown.

The victim’s sister-in-law says nearby sheds and cars have been shot previously.

The shooters were brought in for questioning. Berry says they could face aggravated battery charges.

Andale is about 25 miles northwest of Wichita.

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