16-year-old boy injured in accidental shooting on Detroit’s west side, police say

A Detroit police car (WDIV)
A Detroit police car (WDIV)

DETROIT – A 16-year-old boy was shot Sunday afternoon in the 14200 block of Bentler Street, just north of Schoolcraft.

According to authorities, a friend of the victim was playing with a handgun as he sat next to the boy in a parked vehicle. Police said the gun was tossed onto a seat and discharged, hitting the boy in the thigh.

He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

The investigation is ongoing.

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