Child Accidentally Shoots Teen Girl

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A 15-year-old girl is recovering after being accidentally shot by a child.

The shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of McAllister Avenue on the near east side of Columbus.

Columbus Police say a 9-year-old boy, who is member of the victim's family, was playing with a gun provided by another juvenile when it went off.

The victim was shot in the leg and transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Charges are pending in the case.

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