Teen accidently shot while gun being ‘played’ with, JSO says

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a person shot in 7200 Arlington Expressway.


When officers arrived they found a 16-year-old boy shot in the leg. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers investigated that the 16-year-old was hanging out unsupervised in an apartment with five other juveniles.

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JSO says the teens had access to a firearm and mishandled it while playing with it, causing it fire.

The evidence points the accident to be unintentional.

The juveniles tried to clean up the scene.

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An arrest was being made for tampering with evidence. Other charges may be pending in the investigation.

The person arrested is between the ages of 12 to 16.

Violent Crime Detectives and Crime Scene Detectives have responded and are currently conducting their investigation.

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