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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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3 comments
Jesse Plan
Jesse Plan

...and why can't you blame this on bad parenting?

Jesse Plan
Jesse Plan

Just like newspapers such as this one, never report about the guns that save the lives of others...

Kenneth Lee M
Kenneth Lee M

Im sure the NRA would claim more guns would have stopped this tragedy

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