Ogle Co. Teen Accused in Accidental Shooting

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A 16 year-old is in custody after police say he accidentally shot a Mt. Morris man in the stomach.

This happened around 2:15am at an apartment on W. Washington St. in Oregon.  Police say the gun went off as the suspect showed it to the 20 year-old victim.  The victim was rushed into emergency surgery.

The teen hasn’t been charged yet.

Investigators say the gun was stolen, but no one reported the theft.  It’s a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and it may have been taken from a car in Oregon within the past year.  Investigators ask the owner to claim it.

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