A 12-year-old Punxsutawney boy was treated Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself in the shoulder with his father’s gun.

Punxsutawney-based state police say the incident occurred at a residence at 2587 Elbel Road in Bell Township.

Police say the boy was unknowingly playing with a .22 long run that was in his father’s bedroom. The weapon had a round in the chamber and the boy accidentally bumped the trigger, which cause the gun to go off and send the round into his shoulder.

The boy, whose name was not released, was treated and released at Punxsutawney Hospital.

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