- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Police in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale say a teen has accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun.

Television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/2v8F6qv ) that officers were called to the teen’s house around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a 16-year-old boy was cleaning the gun when he shot himself in the leg.

The boy was taken to a local hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police say at least one parent was home at the time of the shooting.

No charges have been filed.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com


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