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Woman Shouts 'Pretend It's Obama' as Santorum Fires Gun at Shooting Range

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"A very terrible and horrible remark."

A woman shouted at Rick Santorum to "pretend it's Obama" as he fired off some rounds during a campaign stop at a shooting range in Louisiana on Friday.

According to ABC News, neither Santorum -- who was far away and wearing earmuffs -- nor his staffers heard the woman's outburst, but it was clearly audible to the journalists who were there him.

Watch below, via ABC:

“It’s absurd,” Santorum told reporters afterward when informed of the woman's shout. “No we’re not pretending it’s anybody but shooting pistols. It’s a very terrible and horrible remark and I’m glad I didn’t hear it.”

The Secret Service, which protects Santorum, was trying to identify the woman, the Associated Press reported.

"Typically, in an incident like this, we attempt to identify the individual, speak to them and then figure out what the next steps are," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said. "People have a right to free speech but we have a right and an obligation to determine what their intent is."

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