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13-year-old boy shoots himself with gun he made by following instructions on YouTube video

By Mason White 11:11 AM October 27, 2015
The gun 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A young boy was hospitalized after shooting himself with a homemade gun.

Police in Buckeye, Arizona, said that the 13-year-old boy shot himself in the ribs with his homemade shotgun.

Police said that the boy learned how to make the shotgun by watching a video on YouTube.

Deputy Joaquin Enriquez of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, released a photo that shows the homemade gun and said that the boy admitted to watching the video on YouTube, which explained how to build it.

The teenager was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery after shooting himself in the ribs.

He is now in stable condition. The teen’s parents were home at the time of the incident. Police said that they are still trying to figure out where the teen got the materials for the weapon.