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Teen may have been shot by cousin playing with gun, police say

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Philadelphia police arrested a juvenile in Kensington who may have accidentally shot his cousin while playing with a gun.

The shooting occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday along the 2000 block of East Birch Street.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an 18-year-old man down inside a home with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Medics responded and rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital for care.

He is expected to survive.

Officers arrested the younger teen about a block away in the 1900 block of East Birch.

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