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April 17, 2014

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Teen Accidentally Shot

Originally published: 2013-12-16 10:58:40
Last modified: 2013-12-16 11:03:42

A 13-year-old suffered a minor leg wound Friday after his father's gun accidentally discharged inside a house at 330 Tom White Hollow Road.

Sheriff's deputies responded to Laughlin Memorial Hospital on a report of a gunshot victim and found Michael L. James "with a bullet wound to the back of his right leg," Deputy Toby Price said in a report.

The boy's father, Landon James, told deputies that he had just shot an opossum "and laid his .22-caliber revolver pistol on the table to pick up the opossum," the report said.

The pistol fell off the table. It was cocked "and when it hit the ground, it went off and struck the 13-year-old in the back of the leg," the report said.

Michael James was not seriously injured.

"(The) bullet did not penetrate deeply," the report said. "(There was) minimal damage with hardly any blood."

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