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18-year-old Sheboygan Falls man accidentally shot in groin by friend

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-06 14:37:51-04

SHEBOYGAN — An 18-year-old Sheboygan Falls man is recovering after being shot in the pelvic region by his friend, police say.

According to Sheboygan Police officials, the 18-year-old was with his friend, a 21-year-old man from Sheboygan, when it happened.

Police say just before 9:00p.m. on Saturday, the two men were at a home near 9th street and New York Avenue handling the 21-year-old's newly purchased handgun. While the 21-year-old man was manipulating the gun, it inadvertently went off, hitting his friend in the pelvic region.

The 18-year-old showed up at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police took the 21-year-old man into custody and referred him to the Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office for a charge of second degree recklessly endangering safety.

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