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Girl accidentally shot; 14-year-old boy faces charge

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a 14-year-old boy faces a charge in what appears to be the accidental shooting of a girl in Des Moines.

Medics and officers were sent to the scene around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Police say several juveniles were mishandling a gun and it went off. The bullet struck the 14-year-old girl in the face. Sgt. Paul Parizek says the girl was taken to a hospital and is expected to live.

Parizek says the boy is being charged with reckless use of a firearm causing injury.

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