Teenager Hurt After Accidental Shooting

By: KAKE News Email
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Monday, April 23, 2012

A teenager is recovering from injuries after accidentally shooting himself in the knee.

It happened in the 600 block of S. Drury Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Police, said a 16-year-old boy was showing off a .38 revolver to an 18-year-old friend. The gun fired as the boy was hiding the weapon under a mattress. A bullet hit the teenager in the knee.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

Nolte said it is unclear whether the boys' guardians knew he had a gun.

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