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Firefighters' drill in Oronoco draws shotgun blast


ORONOCO, Minn. (KTTC) -- What began as a routine training exercise was interrupted Tuesday evening by a shotgun blast.

The Oronoco Fire Department was conducting an extrication training exercise at Oronoco Auto Parts around 6 p.m. Tuesday, when out of nowhere a shotgun was fired into the air.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, a neighbor to the business thought some kids were vandalizing the property and he decided to try to scare them off by firing a shotgun.

Reports indicate the man is a war veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

No one was cited or injured in the incident.

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