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* 12 Year Old Oakland Boy Accidently Shot is in Critical Condition

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A 12-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in Oakland Friday night when he and his friends found a loaded shotgun is in critical but stable condition at a hospital today, a police spokesman said.  The boy was playing in the parking garage of his apartment building at 427 Foothill Blvd. with some friends around 8 p.m. when they found the shotgun, Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.  The kids, believing it wasn’t loaded, began playing with the shotgun, according to Thomason. One of the kids pulled the trigger, firing a round that struck the
12-year-old boy, Thomason said. The boy was transported to Children’s Hospital Oakland, he said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at (510) 238-3326.

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