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Child struck by stray bullet while swimming

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TEKONSHA, MI (WNEM) -

A 7-year-old Michigan girl is recovering after being shot while swimming in her backyard pool.

Officials say a neighbor was using his handgun for target practice when a bullet flew across a field and struck little Abby Wrobel.

The incident happened in Tekonsha, which is about 25 miles southeast of Battle Creek.

Abby and her mother say it was a freak accident.

"It felt like a firework was going inside my arm," said Abby.

State police are requesting the man be charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. The man's wife says he is extremely shaken up by the accident.

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