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LA-area TV reporter hit in hand with BB gun pellet

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July 31, 2011 06:04 AM EST | AP


FONTANA, Calif. — Authorities say 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 says KABC-TV news reporter Leann Suter (SOO'-tuhr) 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 says two boys ages 16 and 17 were arrested.

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