GREENWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska say a boy was hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself while checking animal traps in Cass County.

Officials tell Omaha television station KETV that the juvenile shot himself in a leg Tuesday morning. Officials say he approached a deputy at the Greenwood Fire station around 11:55 a.m. and told the deputy what had happened.

He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating the shooting.

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Information from: KETV-TV, http://www.ketv.com