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Police: Teen charged after 15-year-old boy shot in Linden area

The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting another teen.

On Tuesday, just after 5 p.m., officers went to the 1500 block of Kohr Place in the Linden neighborhood on a reported shooting.

When officers arrived, they found another 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound.

Police say the teen who was shot stated he was in an upstairs bedroom with several other kids. According to officials, the 15-year-old who was arrested admitted that he was holding a .38 revolver when he accidentally fired a shot, which hit the victim.

The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The 15-year-old boy who was arrested is charged with assault.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Felony Assault Unit at (614) 645-2971 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).