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Mecosta Co. teen accidentally shoots self in leg

MECOSTA COUNTY — Late Sunday night, deputies from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accidental firearm discharge in Green Township.

Police say a 13-year-old from Evart got a hold of a family member’s firearm and accidentally shot themself in the leg.

A family member helped the minor until first responders arrived, police said.

The juvenile was taken to DeVos Children’s Hospital for the non-life-threatening injury, police reported.

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