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Police: 14-year-old boy shot inside St. Petersburg home was an accident

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 16:10:00-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A shooting that sent a 14-year-old boy to the hospital was accidental, police said.

St. Petersburg police said around 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a person shot in the 900 block of 8th Avenue South.

Investigators determined the shooting was accidental. A group of five teens were in a house and were playing with a gun when it went off and struck the 14-year-old, police said.

A 17-year-old is being charged with being a minor in possession of a firearm.

The 14-year-old remains in stable condition at the hospital, police said.

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