published Sunday, September 1st, 2013

14-year-old boy shot in park near elementary in Memphis

MEMPHIS — Police are investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in a park next to an elementary school in Memphis.

According to WMC-TV, the shooting took place near Evans Elementary on Sunday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Alyssa Macon-Moore did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.

But witnesses told a TV station reporter that children on the playground were playing with a loaded gun when it accidentally discharged and struck the 14-year-old in the side. He was transported to a local hospital.

The child's name and condition have not been released.

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