8-year-old child accidently shot in Chester, teen arrested

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October 17, 2013 8:46:48 PM PDT
Police are investigating a shooting invovling a child in Chester, Delaware County Thursday evening.

The shooting happened around 5:10 p.m. on the 500 block of Norris Street.

Arriving officers were directed to a second floor bedroom where they found an 8-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medics transported the victim to Crozer Chester Medical Center where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

A 19-year-old family member was taken into custody and will be charged with Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Receiving Stolen Property.

Police say the gun accidently went off when being handled.

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