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Portsmouth Police investigating accidental shooting of teenager

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 17:21:22-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police are investigating what they believe is an accidental shooting of a teenager Sunday afternoon.

It happened in the 100 block of Carol lane just before 4:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg.

The teenager was taken to the hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, detectives believe the shooting was accidental.