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KCSO: 16-year-old accidentally shoots cousin while looking at gun

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 15:26:05-04

A 16-year-old and his cousin were looking at a gun in Rosamond when it accidentally went off, striking the cousin of the 16-year-old.

Ray Pruitt with the Kern County Sheriff's Department said that the teens were looking at, or handling a gun when it accidentally went off Sunday afternoon.

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It is currently unknown if the teen will face any charges, Pruitt said since it was accidental.

The victim of the shooting is expected to survive.