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Juvenile in custody after accidental shooting in central Lubbock home

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A Lubbock juvenile is being held at the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of aggravated assault after a gun he was cleaning went off, shooting another juvenile in the leg.

It happened around 7:45 p.m. in the 3200 block of 33rd Street on Thursday.

The victim told police he was at his friend's house playing video games while his friend was cleaning a gun. The victim told police his friend did not realize there was a bullet in the chamber. The gun went off and shot the victim in the leg. His friend and his friend's mother took the victim to the hospital where he was treated and released.

The juvenile initially told police he found the gun in an alleyway without a magazine and thought it was not loaded. He then told police he bought the gun from a friend, according to the police report.

He told police he was "playing around" with the gun and it accidentally went off.

The juvenile was placed under arrest and the victim was released from the hospital.

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