Teen Arrested After Shooting Himself in Hand

Suffolk County Police arrested a teenage boy Saturday on weapons charges after he shot himself in the hand with an illegal handgun in Huntington Station.

A staff member at Huntington Hospital notified police that a 15-year-old boy was being treated in the emergency room for a gunshot wound to his left hand at 3:18 p.m.

After an investigation by Second Squad detectives, a .22-cal. ghost gun was recovered at the
teen’s residence on Foxwood Drive East and he was arrested at 6:23 p.m.

The 15-year-old was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Person Under 16 and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree.

He is scheduled to appear at Family Court in Central Islip at a later date.

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