Vancouver boy arrested for shooting man in leg

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A 16-year-old boy was arrested for negligently shooting his 19-year-old acquaintance at a Vancouver home Thursday morning, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy faces charges of reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm. He was taken to the Clark County Juvenile facility.

Someone called 911 around 10 a.m. to report a shooting victim at a home in the 4700 block of Northeast 49th Street. Sheriff’s deputies found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Medics took the unidentified man to a hospital. Deputies expect him to survive.

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