Barbour Co. child shot by another child

BARBOUR CO., AL (WSFA) - Barbour County investigators say a 13-year-old boy was shot by his 11-year-old friend.

Deputies tell our news partner, WTVM-TV , the 11-year-old took a rifle off the wall thinking it wasn't loaded. When he pulled the trigger the gun fired.

A bullet hit the teen on the left side of his face, traveled through his neck and lodged in his shoulder.

The victim is being treated at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

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