Police: 14-year-old accidentally discharges gun, shoots 9-year-old then flees

TAMPA - Tampa police are investigating the accidental shooting of a 9-year-old boy.

The boy was hanging out with his 14-year-old cousin in the area of Oregon Avenue and Chestnut Street around 6:15 p.m. Friday. The 14-year-old apparently had a gun, according to Tampa police.

The gun went off and the 9-year-old was shot in the arm. He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to be ok.

The 14-year-old ran off but police have identified him and are interviewing the families of both the 9 and 14-year-old trying to figure out how the teen got the gun. Police said it appears to be an accidental shooting. No arrests have been made but the parents of the 14-year-old could face charges, police said Saturday.

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