Police: Teen shot in leg after gun accidentally discharges

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Published: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 16:17 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department is investigating a case involving an 18-year-old man who was shot in the leg Friday night.

Carlos Ricardo Matus, 18, was shot in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grimes Avenue, police said.

The teenager was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after being taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center. There, police said, they learned Matus was with two juveniles when one of them was "looking" at a .9-mm pistol before it accidentally discharged.

The boys made up a story about an unknown shooter before police interviewed them, according to a news release.

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