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Birmingham police: 13-year-old may have been shot by a friend

Birmingham police: 13-year-old may have been shot by a friend

(Source: Hannah Ward/WBRC) (Source: Hannah Ward/WBRC)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham police have identified a teenage friend as the person who shot a 13-year-old over the weekend.

Police say they don't know if the shooting was accidental or intentional. The teenager's father is bringing him in to be questioned Wednesday afternoon.

The victim was shot in the stomach. The young man’s football coach, David Warren, tells us that the victim is now able to talk in a whisper and tried to walk today.

"JJ is a fighter, he is a fighter, this is something that he will be able to come out of because he is a very strong young man," Warren states.

His friends and family are staying strong but are asking their community for prayers.

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