Homemade Shotgun Backfires on Kid, 13

Teen built gun with instructions found online: police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2015 10:05 AM CDT
Homemade Shotgun Backfires on Kid, 13
This police photo from Twitter is believed to show pieces of the homemade shotgun.   (Twitter)

An Arizona teen underwent surgery on Sunday after accidentally shooting himself with a homemade shotgun he'd assembled with instructions found online. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the 13-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he tried to fire the weapon and was hit in the rib cage by a projectile pipe, reports KPHO and ABC15. Authorities arrived at the scene after getting a call about an adolescent who'd been shot in Buckeye around 4pm, reports NBC News. The teen was taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital; his current condition is unknown. (Read more shotgun stories.)

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