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Police: Virginia 8-year-old accidentally shot 12-year-old

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 15:21:54-04

SUFFOLK, Va. -- Police in Virginia say an 8-year-old accidentally shot and seriously injured a 12-year-old Tuesday.

Suffolk Police said in a news release that the shooting left the 12-year-old with injuries that are serious, but aren’t thought to be life-threatening.

Police say their preliminary investigation shows the 8-year-old boy got an adult’s firearm from a home and accidentally shot the 12-year-old boy.

The shooting remains under investigation.