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12-year-old boy shot by 14-year-old relative in Lakewood

Shooting

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A 12-year-boy was expected to recover after a 14-year-old relative shot him late Friday night according to Lakewood police.

The shooting happened in the 500 block of Sheridan Blvd. at about 9:30 p.m.

“The gun involved in this incident is believed to belong to an adult associated to the residence where the two juveniles lived,” a police statement said.

The 14-year-old was charged with theft and a minor in possession of a handgun, according to a Lakewood police news release.

The adult, who police believe owned the gun, has not been charged.