RPD: Teen accidentally shoots himself, not seriously hurt

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Created: June 29, 2020 01:29 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Rochester Police Department said a 16-year-old accidentally shot himself in the head Saturday afternoon.

Officials were called for the shooting on the 2800 block of Northern Valley Drive NE in Rochester around 2:30 p.m.


Police said the 16-year-old was playing with his friend's handgun and did not realize it was loaded. Officials said the teen pointed it at his head and it went off, grazing the teen's head. 

Officials said the friend took the gun and ran off before officers arrived. 

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