Police: Teen shot while handling gun

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Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:20 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 9, 2012 10:20 AM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: baton rouge, police, shooting, accident, face, wells street, teen

BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen shot himself in the face in what appears to be an accidental shooting.

Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said it happened last night around 10:45 p.m. at a home on Wells Street.

He said a 16-year-old boy was either handling a gun or being handed by a gun by another person when it went off, hitting the teen in the face.

A family member took him to a nearby hospital. Kelly said he had non-life threatening injuries, and they were continuing to investigate the matter.

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