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Poplar Bluff teen recovering after accidentally being shot in face


Deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Monday, December 21 after a teen was accidentally shot in the face.

According to Sheriff Mark Dobbs, it happened in the 500 section of County Road 42222.

When deputies arrived they found a female teen in her bedroom unresponsive with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to her face.

Witnessed told deputies that another family member in the home was trying to unload a black powder rifle when it discharged and went through the wall, hitting Kaitlyn Pullam.

According to the sheriff, Pullam did not have a pulse at the scene.

Sheriff Dobbs said deputies and EMS personnel continued CPR on her. He said she eventually regained a pulse at a Poplar Bluff hospital emergency room.

Pullam was airlifted to St. Louis Children's Hospital for further treatment. She is currently in stable condition.

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