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16 year old hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Vicksburg Police Department is investigating a shooting involving a 16 year old male.

Officers responded to the area of Harrison and First North Street around 1 am on Thursday and found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. We are told that the victim was alert and talking.

He reported he found the weapon and accidentally discharged the weapon as he was playing with it. Officials tell us he was transported to River Region Medical Center and later air lifted to the University Medical Center in Jackson where he was to undergo surgery.

The weapon was recovered by investigators.

We will update you with any new information as we receive it.

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