Teen ‘accidentally’ shot by cousin in Washington

Police in Washington are investigating after a teen accidentally shot his cousin on October 16, 2016. (Provided Photo/KOIN)
Police in Washington are investigating after a teen accidentally shot his cousin on October 16, 2016. (Provided Photo/KOIN)

YACOLT, Wash. (KOIN) — A 13-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 13-year-old cousin, whose parents were upstairs at the time of the shooting.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 34900 block of NE Thompson Road in Yacolt,Washington Sgt. Latter with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

It is unclear exactly how the shooting happened, but Sgt. Latter described it as accidental. The Clark County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating.

The teenager was rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest for treatment. His condition has not been disclosed.