Thursday, December 6, 2012

Police arrest 16-year-old in shooting police say was unintentional

Two 16-year-old boys were alone at a Chesterfield, Virginia home. The two boys were described as "best friends."
According to reports, they were playing with a handgun. The clip had been removed from the gun and the boys didn't realize there was a bullet left in the chamber.
One of the boys unintentionally discharged the gun and shot the other boy in the face. The bullet entered the boy's left cheek and came out the other side of this face. He was taken to the hospital for surgery and is expected to recover.
The teen who shot the gun has been arrested and charged with felonious assault and reckless handling of a firearm.
Police are trying to determine how the boys got the gun. It does not appear that the firearm was owned by either of boys' parents.
Why do some unintentional shootings result in arrest and others don't, even when the circumstances are similar?

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