Chesterfield 13-year-old faces charges for shooting teen

Posted at 11:23 PM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-14 23:23:07-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) -- Chesterfield police say a 13-year-old boy is facing multiple charges for accidentally shooting another teen in the leg.

It happened at about 12:30 Thursday afternoon in the 3900 block of Windcry Drive.

Police said the boy was showing off a handgun to some other children when a single shot went off and a 13-year-old girl was hit.

Police said they are still investigating how the teen got the gun since the firearm did not belong to the parents of the boy or the victim.