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Friday, August 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Boy, 12, injured in accidental shooting

Staff report

A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the lower leg Wednesday evening on East Jacobs Road north of Spokane Valley.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting around 8:45 p.m.

The boy and his grandfather were roughhousing together in the living room of a home on the 14000 block of East Jacobs Road when a handgun in a concealed holster on the grandfather’s belt went off, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The bullet went through the boy’s right calf.

The injury wasn’t life-threatening, the Sheriff’s Office said, and the boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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