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Teen shot in the eye and throat after friend tried to wake him up for school with gun

By Mason White 4:40 PM May 2, 2017
Shooting gun (illustration)
Shooting gun (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A teenage boy is in critical condition after his friend tried to wake him up for school by poking him with a gun, according to police in Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia Police Department said that they are questioning the 16-year-old boy who shot his friend early in the morning.

So far, no charges have been filed as the shooting appears to be accidental.

According to the police investigation, on Monday around 7:00 a.m., the 16-year-old boy walked into the room of his 17-year-old friend, and he was waving a loaded gun.

After the 17-year-old boy failed to wake up, the 16-year-old boy began poking him in the face with the gun. The 17-year-old boy woke up startled, and tried to grab his friend’s gun.

During the scuffle, the gun went off. The 17-year-old boy was shot in the eye, and the bullet lodged in his throat. The 17-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital, where he is said to be in critical condition.

Doctors said that the 17-year-old boy will likely lose his eyesight. The shooter remained at the home located in the 5300 block of Lindbergh Boulevard, until police took him in for questioning.