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16-Year-Old Accidentally Shot Himself in Metro Bus Bay, Officials Say

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NBC Local

Metro has determined that a teenager who was shot and wounded while sitting at a Metro bus bay Sunday accidentally fired the gun himself.

Officers responded shortly before 8 p.m. to the Naylor Road Station in Temple Hills, Maryland, where they found a 16-year-old boy who had been shot while sitting at the bus bay, a WMATA spokesperson said Sunday.

"Upon further investigation it has been determined the individual accidentally discharged the weapon himself," Metro said early Monday morning.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.

More information was not immediately available.

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