A 16-year-old boy who was trying to hide a gun he had just shown a friend was shot in the knee when the gun went off Sunday night, police say.
The incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South Drury, which is southeast of Kellogg and Woodlawn, Lt. Doug Nolte said. The boy had shown the .38 revolver to an 18-year-old friend and was putting it back under his bed when the gun discharged.
The bullet passed through his right knee, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released. There’s no indication the boy’s grandparents knew he had the gun, Nolte said.