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BELL TOWNSHIP â€” A 12-year-old Punxsutawney male accidentally shot himself in the right shoulder while unknowingly playing with his fatherâ€™s 22 long gun, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said the gun, which was located in the fatherâ€™s bedroom, had a round in the chamber, and the boy accidentally bumped the trigger, causing the gun to go off and shoot a round into his shoulder.
The incident occurred on July 9 along Elbel Road in Bell Township.
Police said the boy was treated at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and released.