Teen accidentally shoots self in Steelton while “adjusting” gun in pants

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STEELTON, Pa.–A 17-year-old was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself while adjusting a gun he was carrying inside his sweatpants in Steelton overnight, according to police reports.

Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of South 19th Street in Steelton shortly before 12:30 a.m. for a reported shooting. Officers discovered the unidentified teen had accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The teen was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say charges are pending against him

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Eric Morris at Swatara Township Police Department at 717-564-2550.

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