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Juvenile questioned in accidental shooting incident

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)-Idaho Falls Police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3.  

Police say a person was struck by a projectile from a firearm while standing outside the College of Eastern Idaho.  Officers located a juvenile in a field near the campus, who was armed with a .22 revolver.  

The juvenile said he had been shooting at ground squirrels and was unaware that a bullet had struck a person.

The victim had suffered a non-life threatening injury and declined treatment or transport by Idaho Falls EMS.  

Police discovered the juvenile had taken a parent’s firearm without their knowledge.   Potential charges are being evaluated by the juvenile court system.  

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