EDGEWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — A 15-year-old Joppa boy is recovering after what the Harford County Sheriff’s Office called an accidental shooting.

Deputies were called to the 800 block of West Spring Meadow Court around 12:38 a.m. for a reported shooting. There they found the teenage boy suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

He was taken to Johns Hopkins for treatment.

Deputies learned the teen was at the home of a friend, a 14-year-old, in Edgewood when they found the gun in a closet.

While the 14-year-old was handling the gun, it accidentally fired injuring the 15-year-old. The teens were home alone at the time of the incident.

Police believe the 15-year-old sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile with reckless endangerment and was released to a guardian.

 

 

CBS Baltimore Staff

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