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TV Reporter Shot in Hand With BB Gun During Live Report — Updated With Full Clip


UPDATE: Scroll for full newscast clip below.

FONTANA, Calif. (The Blaze/AP) -- Authorities said a reporter has been shot in the hand with a BB gun pellet while giving a live report on Southern California weather.

Lt. Mark Weissman of the Fontana Police Department said KABC-TV news reporter Leann Suter was hit as she gave the report near Interstate 15 at about 6 p.m. Saturday. She was taken to a hospital, but was not seriously injured.

Weismann said two boys ages 16 and 17 were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Other BB guns were reportedly recovered at a nearby home.

KABC President and General Manager Arnold J. Kleiner said in a statement that station officials are grateful Suter wasn't seriously hurt.

“Our crews and reporters are very conscious of good safety practices and take proper precautions when on assignment. They could not have anticipated that someone would decide to target them in this way,” Kleiner said.

Watch Suter's full report below. Around the two-minute mark she begins to sound hesitant and pauses several times, but remains poised on camera.

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