In Elmont, New York, a 15 year old boy invited 3 friends, ages 12-14 years old, to his uncle’s house. The fifteen year old had found a hand gun that his uncle owned and showed it to the group. They all passed the gun around to look at it, when a 14 year old in the group accidentally fired it into the leg of his 15 year old friend. Reports indicate that the gun had not been loaded at first, but the magazine was found and placed it in the weapon. Reports also do not say whether the uncle was home at the time of the shooting. Nassau County Police were called in. Paramedics took the injured boy was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, located at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554. Luckily the bullet went into his thigh and he was not seriously injured. Nassau County Police from the Fifth Precinct investigated the incident and found the handgun and bullet in the house. They also found another gun, an AK-47, in the uncle’s automobile. The 14 year old was charged with reckless endangerment. Due to his age, his name will not be released and he will be seen in Nassau Family Court; located at 1200 Old Country Road. Westbury, New York 11590.
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