- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say they now believe a rural teenager was wounded when he accidentally shot himself and that he was not hit in the leg by a bullet fired by someone else.

An investigating officer last week reported the 15-year-old boy had said he was shot Thursday night as he walked along the Yukon River on his way home to Alakanuk (ah-LUHK’-a-nuhk). The boy was on a hunting trip.

The bullet struck him in the left calf and he was flown to Bethel for treatment.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1dck6Ph) reports troopers after an extensive investigation re-interviewed the youth and determined that the leg wound was self-inflicted.

The boy has been released from the Bethel medical facility.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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