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Dumfries boy, 15, suffers life threatening injury when gun discharges

Reckless Handling of a Firearm Causing Serious Bodily Injury – On August 12 at 1:56AM,  Prince William County Police officers responded to a residence located in the 2800 block of Banks Ct in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a shooting.

The investigation revealed that the accused was handling a firearm in the home when it discharged and struck the victim, identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile, in the face. Police were immediately contacted, and officers arrived at the home where they rendered aid to the victim until rescue personnel arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital where the injury was determined to be life-threatening.

The accused and the victim are known to one another. The accused was detained at the home without incident and the firearm was recovered. No other injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile, was arrested.

Arrested on August 12: [Juvenile]
A 17-year-old male juvenile of Fairfax
Charged with reckless handling of a firearm causing serious bodily injury and possession of a firearm by a juvenile
Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

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