BPD: Teen accidentally shot, wounded while playing with stolen firearm

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police say a teen was accidentally shot and wounded Thursday after playing with a stolen firearm.

Police were called to the 4900 block of Centaur Street in South Bakersfield for a report of a shooting at around 5:40 p.m.

Police two teenage juveniles were playing with the firearm when they accidentally fired the gun wounding one of them in the arm.

The teen was taken to a hospital and was listed as stable.

Police said the gun involved was recovered and a 13-year-old boy was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of stolen property and other weapons charges.

A police official said early Saturday morning, the gun was stolen from an apartment in the 800 block of Chimayo Street in March.

Gun stolen from an East Bakersfield apartment in March. / Photo: Bakersfield Police Department

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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