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Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Shoots Himself in the Leg With His Friend's Gun, St. Louis Police Say

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It's not clear exactly what happened in a Saturday afternoon shootout -- but after an investigation, St. Louis police say they have determined that a sixteen-year-old who sustained injuries had shot himself in the leg with his friend's gun.

No charges have been issued at this point.

Police say that a sixteen-year-old male, a sixteen-year-old female and a twenty-year-old female were standing on the 1000 block of Dillon Court, just south of downtown, when a Black Nissan stopped and fired multiple shots at them. It was about 4:30 p.m.

Police say that the vehicle continued west on Chouteau Avenue and was soon out of sight -- and victims later could not provide any further details on the suspect or suspect vehicle.

The two females were not injured, but the sixteen-year-old male was -- apparently, because he shot himself.

The incident report says, "Further investigation revealed [he] accidentally shot himself with his friend's gun."

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He was taken to the hospital where he was in stable condition, police say.

Here's the full incident report from SLMPD, categorized as an "Assault 1st/Reclassified to an Accidental Shooting:"

Incident: Assault 1st/Reclassified to an Accidental Shooting
Location: 1000 block of Dillon
Date/Time: 5/4/13 @ 1634
Victim #1: 16-year old black male
Victim #2: 16-year old black female
Victim #3: 20-yearold black female
Suspect: Unknown occupying Black Nissan (no further) The victims were standing in the rear of the above location when a Black Nissan traveling west on Chouteau stopped in the street and fired multiple shots at the victims. The vehicle continued west on Chouteau until out of sight. Victim #1 was struck in the leg. Victim #1 was transported to an area hospital where he is listed as stable. Victim #2 and Victim #3 were not injured. The victims could not provide any further information on the suspect or suspect vehicle.

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