Sacto 9-1-1
September 4, 2012
BB gun wounds teen in Woodland parking lot incident

Woodland police said a teenager was shot in the head with a BB gun that was allegedly wielded by his young friend.

Officers said the 14-year-old boy was holding a shirt to the his left temple when they arrived at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Cottowood Street about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The boy was transported to the UC Medical Center for treatment of his injury, which was not life-threatening.

A witness told officers that youngsters were playing with a BB gun in the complex parking lot. The low-powered gun was found hidden in some bushes, police said.

The injured boy's 12-year-old friend was issued a citation for allegedly negligently discharging a BB gun. He was turned over to a parent.

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