A day after police said a boy accidentally shot himself and his friend inside a South Philadelphia home, investigators charged the boy with assault.
The 13-year-old boy was playing with a gun inside a home on the 2100 block of Etting Terrace when the weapon went off around 8:30 p.m., police said. The boy was struck in the left hand while his friend, a 12-year-old girl, was struck in the right knee by the same bullet, said police.
Both children were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.
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On Tuesday, Philadelphia Police announced charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and weapons counts against the teenage boy, who wasn't identified since he is a minor.
Officials have not yet revealed the owner of the gun.