Police: Teen hospitalized after accidental shooting in South Boston

Southside Virginia News

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) — A teenage boy was brought to the hospital after being accidentally shot in South Boston Thursday afternoon.

According to the South Boston Police Department, officers were dispatched at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, after receiving a call that a male had been shot in the 1900 block of Farragut Avenue.

Police say they found a 17-year-old boy at a residence with an injury consistent with a small caliber gunshot wound. After the Halifax County Rescue Squad transported the teenager to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, he was reportedly treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Based on the victim’s statement, the department says this was an accidental shooting.

If you have any information to assist with the ongoing investigation into this incident, you are asked to call the South Boston Police Department at (434) 575-7203.

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