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Authorities say a 17-year-old in Little Rock accidentally shot himself in the hand while walking Thursday afternoon on West 28th Street.

According to a Little Rock Police Department report, the teen told investigators he was walking west near Jackson Street with the gun in his left hand when it discharged and shot the index finger on his right hand. It happened about 2:40 p.m. No other injuries were reported.

The juvenile, whose name was not released, said he threw the gun down and ran to a friend's house nearby. The friend then took him to St. Vincent Hospital, where he received treatment for the non-life-threatening injury.

Police went back to the scene to look for the gun but didn't find it.

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  • TheGoodGuy
    March 22, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.

    What the hell was he doing with it in the first place? File charges against him for unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor and put his ass in juvi for a while. And I bet we know what happened to the gun, another young black person picked it up. It will soon be found after someone gets shot with it during a robbery.

  • LR1955
    March 22, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

    What a mofo-ing idiot !!!

  • Libertarian
    March 22, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.

    So, was he arrested for being in possession of a hand gun while under the age of 21?

  • djaye
    March 22, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

    Sounds like a big fat lie to me... Shoot YOURSELF and throw your gun down and run?
    Not hardly...

  • GoBigRed
    March 22, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.

    Did the police find his finger?

  • RaylanGivens
    March 22, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.

    I think his finger ended up in a Chinese buffet

  • NutButter
    March 22, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

    His story sounds lame to me.

  • dman
    March 22, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

    I'm sure he passed the background check to possess that gun.

  • Guzzler
    March 24, 2013 at 7:26 a.m.

    It is hilarious when these ghetto monkeys shoot themselves, someone should have shown him where and what the trigger is for

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