Deputies: Laurel County teen seriously injured in accidental shooting

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LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - Laurel County authorities are investigating an accidental shooting involving two 14-year-olds.

The shooting happened on Willie Cheek Road east of London around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say one 14-year-old accidentally shot the other 14-year-old in the chest and abdomen. Deputies have recovered a shotgun.

The victim was airlifted to Lexington with serious injuries.

The shooting remains under investigation. tracks unintentional shootins by children. According to the organization, there have been more than 1,500 such shootings in the United States since 2015.

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