Gun accident injures Carson teen

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A juvenile was injured early Sunday morning when a gun discharged in a car as it traveled through Washoe Valley.

According to reports from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, three juveniles from Carson City were traveling through the valley when a weapon discharged, striking one of the vehicle's occupants.

The victim was taken to Carson-Tahoe Hospital by the driver and then transferred to Washoe Medical Center by ambulance with what the sheriff's office said was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

The shooting is under investigation by Washoe County detectives, who said Sunday afternoon the shooting was thought to be accidental.

The hospital alerted the Washoe County Sheriff's Office at 3:35 a.m. Sunday. Additional information was unavailable at press time and names and ages of the juveniles were withheld because they are minors.


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