Update: The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the boy has died from his injury.

Motley, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in northern Minnesota say a 12-year-old boy was shot by his uncle in an apparent hunting accident over the weekend. 

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred around 8 a.m. Sunday on public hunting land near Motley. A news release says deputies rendered aid, brought the boy from St. Paul out of the woods where EMS personnel continued life-saving measures. 

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The boy was then airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities with what’s being described as a life-threatening gunshot wound. The news release identifies the boy’s uncle as a 47-year-old from St. Paul. 

Authorities say the initial investigation indicates the shooting was the result of a hunting accident, however the case has not been closed.

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