A literal shotgun wedding: Couple weds at shooting club

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Dewitt, N.Y. (AP) – A New York couple has taken the idea of a shotgun wedding literally: They married at a shooting club five years to the day after they first met at a trap-shooting competition. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports 36-year-old Lynn Mapstone donned her wedding dress after outshooting 47-year-old Peter Derrigo at Sunday’s shoot-off at the DeWitt Fish and Game Club. The two met at the club during a local trap-shooting league’s annual championship shoot-off tournament. It was Mapstone’s idea to have a shotgun wedding at the same place and on the same day that they met. The couple exchanged vows on a trap house, a low structure that houses the machine that launches the targets. During the pre-wedding competition, Mapstone hit 44 of 50 targets. The groom-to-be hit 33.