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12-Year-Old Kula Boy Accidentally Shot

January 12, 2014, 5:38 PM HST
* Updated January 12, 5:39 PM
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File photo, MPD.

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By Maui Now Staff

A 12-year-old boy from Kula was treated and released from the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a rifle, police said.

The incident was reported at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

According to police reports, the boy sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the lower leg during the incident.

Police describe the weapon as a .22 caliber rifle, but did not say who owned the gun or who the registered owner was.

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The boy was treated and released from Maui Memorial Medical Center, police said.

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The incident was classified as a miscellaneous accident.

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