TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa police have ruled a shooting that injured an 18-year-old accidental.
Investigators say statements from witnesses indicate that the victim was shot when the gun that he and his friends were handling discharged.
The accidental shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on Monday, March 5.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department responded to the 600 block of Dogwood Lane on a shooting call. When they arrived on the scene, they learned an 18-year-old male had been shot in the stomach and taken to DCH Regional Medical Center.
The gun had previously been reported stolen during a December 2017 burglary.