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Shooting that injured 14-year-old boy in Burlington was accidental

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BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after a shooting on Wednesday.

Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to the 1500 block of South Mebane Street.

Police said the shooting was accidental.

The shooting appears to be the result of “an accidental discharge and involves at least two other juveniles in an adjacent apartment,” Burlington police said in a news release.

There is no known relationship between the victim and the other two juveniles that were involved in the shooting.

The firearm that was used has been recovered and is in the custody of law enforcement.

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