A woman camping in the Red Feather Lakes area was shot in the thigh by an apparent stray bullet in a reckless shooting.

The incident happened Saturday in the area of Forest Roads 171 and 171D in the Swamp Creek area, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was taken by fellow campers to County Road 74E and Manhattan Road, where there’s better cellphone reception. Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and deputies responded and found the woman, who was taken by helicopter to a hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators interviewed several campers in the area of the Roosevelt National Forest, where the shooting occurred. Multiple people had been firing guns in the area throughout the day, the sheriff’s office said.

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Investigators were unable to determine the source of the stray bullet. The shooting is likely “the result of reckless discharge of a firearm.”

The sheriff’s office and U.S. Forest Service urge campers and back country users to “understand safe shooting practices” and use extreme caution when firing in national forest.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

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