Updated: November 7, 2013 6:53AM
AURORA— A 14-year-old from Aurora was seriously injured Friday night when another 14-year-old from Aurora accidentally shot him in the leg, apparently while showing him a gun he had found, according to police.
The 14-year-old Aurora boy who allegedly fired the gun was charged as a juvenile with reckless discharge of a firearm and is now in Kane County Youth Home, police said.
The injured teen is awaiting surgery at a suburban Chicago hospital. He first was taken to an Aurora hospital for treatment and then transferred. His injuries are described as “serious” but are “not believed to be life-threatening,” police said.
The incident occurred near Boulder Court and Blackstone Drive in Aurora at around 10:20 p.m. Friday. Police responded to a 911 call and found the teen had been shot in the leg. One bullet was fired, police said, apparently by accident.
The teen had been looking at the gun with the teen who allegedly fired the gun and two other Aurora teenage males, ages 15 and 17, neither of whom were injured.
Aurora police recovered the gun that was fired and are continuing an investigation.