Des Moines 16-year-old accidentally shoots himself in the groin

Local News

This is a developing story.

DES MOINES — Des Moines police and emergency personnel responded to a call involving a 16-year-old who had accidentally shot himself in the groin around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Officers who arrived on the scene quickly applied pressure to the wound before an ambulance arrived to transport the victim who is alert and talking.

The shot occurred near the 1400 block of 8th Street.

The gunshot wound does not appear to be life-threatening. There are no other injuries to report.

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