Police say teen accidentally shot himself in the leg
By Michael McFall
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jun 08 2014 08:56 pm • Last Updated Jun 09 2014 10:50 am
A teenage boy is expected to recover after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.
The 14-year-old reportedly found a 22-caliber revolver somewhere — his parent told police that they don’t have guns in the house — and he wound up shooting himself in the leg Sunday, said West Valley City Police Lt. Lamont Cox. Police received a call about the accidental shooting about 6:36 p.m.
The boy was taken to the hospital, where they found the bullet had gone "through and through," Cox said.
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