Cleveland: Teen shot while handling gun with friend

11:45 AM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest Tuesday morning while visiting a friend in the 1400 block of E. 173rd Street.

According to Cleveland Police, the teen was shot as the two were handling a handgun and the weapon discharged around 10:05 a.m.

The teen was taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown.

The friend, a 19-year-old male, was taken into custody and police say he is cooperating with the investigation.

Upon completion of the investigation, the facts will be presented to the prosecutor's office for review.

There are no further details at this time.


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