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Russian Shoots Teenager for Throwing a Snowball

A man Siberia has been detained for firing a hunting rifle at a teenager.

A 50-year-old man in rural Siberia has been detained for firing a hunting rifle at a teenager who threw a snowball at his home, police said Tuesday.

The youngster and his friends were throwing snowballs at the man's house on Friday evening, when the homeowner fired a shot that hit the teen in the arm, Tyumen region police said in an online statement.

The teen did not suffer any serious injuries in the shooting, police said, adding that they had confiscated two unregistered rifles from the man's home in the village of Koktyul.

The man currently faces charges of unlawful weapons possession. An investigation is under way.

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