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UPDATE: Police Investigate Stolen Guns in Teenager Shooting Case

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UPDATE 5/14/13 @ 5:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A teenager is recovering from a gunshot wound, as police try to figure out what went wrong.

It happened Monday night on Charleston's West Side.

About 8:30 p.m. Monday, neighbors in the 500 block of Main Street heard the gunshot.

Police say a 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg.

Officers say it appears to have been an accident, but it's unclear if he shot himself or if he was shot by someone else.

They also found stolen guns inside the house.

Neighbors say the family has been renting the home since October and that police show up often.

"At least once a month, there have been police cars," a neighbor said. "It's a situation that in my 88 years, I've never lived next door to."

That neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous, moved there in the 1956. She says she never expected to see so many police lights on her street.

"For an 88-year-old woman that knew peace and tranquility back in the '50s, it is very nerve racking," she said.

Two juveniles were questioned by police Monday night. There's still no word if anybody will be charged in connection with the stolen guns.

The teenager who was shot is expected to be OK.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg Monday night at a home in the 500 block of Main Street, and two juveniles were taken into custody, Charleston Police say.

Officers say, however, that the shooting appeared to be accidental. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Police say it's unclear if the boy shot himself in the leg or if another boy at the house shot him. The victim was taken to CAMC General, but he is expected to be OK.

The two juveniles were taken in for questioning.

Police say they found a couple of stolen guns inside the house. There is no word if any charges will be filed in the case.

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