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12-Year-Old Kula Boy Accidentally Shot

January 12, 2014, 5:38 PM HST (Updated January 12, 2014, 5:39 PM) · 0 Comments
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File photo, MPD.

File photo, MPD.

By Maui Now Staff

A 12-year-old boy from Kula was treated and released from the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a rifle, police said.

The incident was reported at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

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According to police reports, the boy sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the lower leg during the incident.

Police describe the weapon as a .22 caliber rifle, but did not say who owned the gun or who the registered owner was.

The boy was treated and released from Maui Memorial Medical Center, police said.

The incident was classified as a miscellaneous accident.

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