SHOOTING OF 16-YEAR-OLD ACCIDENTAL, POLICE SAY

The Chesterfield County Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that occurred in the 6700 block of Irongate Drive at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

At this point, police said, it appears the shooting was accidental. The victim, a 16-year-old male, was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect involved in the shooting, a 16-year-old male, has been arrested and charged with felonious assault and reckless handling of a firearm.

Police continue to investigate how the juvenile suspect came into possession of the firearm used in the shooting. It does not appear the weapon was owned by the parents of either the suspect or the victim.
Due to the ages of the victim and the suspect, their identities will not be released.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to contact Chesterfield County Police at 804-748-1251.

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