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Police: St. Paul Teen Shot in Stomach by Friend, Appears to be Accidental

Updated: 12/17/2013 1:18 PM
Created: 12/17/2013 5:58 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized after accidentally getting shot in the stomach by his 15-year-old friend.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Monday on the 900 block of West Nebraska Avenue in St. Paul. Police say two friends were playing with a rifle when it discharged, hitting one of the boys in the stomach.

The teen was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by his friend’s mother and then transferred to Regions Hospital for surgery.

Commander Frazier with the St. Paul Police Department tells KSTP the teen's injury appears to be non-life threatening, and the shooting appears to be an accident.

No other information has been released at this time.

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