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Teen Accidentally Shoots Self in Leg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 16, 2014

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications,
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

EVERETT, Wash. – A 14 year-old male was injured after accidentally shooting himself in the leg this morning near the 12400 block of Admiralty Way.  The incident was reported around 9:15 a.m. by a friend of the victim.  It is believed that the victim, a student at Voyager Middle School, had skipped school to go target shooting with friends.  He told deputies at the scene that the weapon belonged to a parent.

The victim was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in serious condition.  The incident is under investigation by the Major Crimes Unit.