Uncle playing with gun accidentally shoots 13-year-old

     (AP) – A 13-year-old boy is injured after being accidentally

shot by an uncle playing with a gun in St. Louis County.

     The shooting happened Sunday night at an apartment complex in north St. Louis

County. Police say a 20-year-old man was playing with a gun when it went off,

striking the child.

     The boy is hospitalized and expected to survive. His name and the name of the

uncle have not been released, but police are expected to pursue charges.


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