A 16-year-old boy from Tulsa, Oklahoma was rushed to the hospital on
Monday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. According to Tulsa World,
officers were called to the scene of the accident, a private residence,
and found the teen on a bed soaked with blood. Suspecting that the
bullet had severed an artery, officers quickly stopped the bleeding with
a tourniquet and had the boy transported to a hospital, where he was
listed in serious condition.
Strangely enough, the Tulsa Police Department claims that this is not
the first time the teen has been involved in an accidental shooting.
Roughly three months ago the boy had also shot himself in the leg with a
handgun. At the time, officers investigated the case but found the
injury to be not life-threatening. The department did not offer details
on the aftermath of the investigation but did say that the handgun was
confiscated and remained at the police station. Officials did not
specify if the teen or his parents will face any charges.
At least this time, the boy was fortunate that police arrived when they
did. Officials said in a news release that the teen was found conscious
but incoherent in his residence. The victim had lost a lot of blood,
which could cause dizziness, shortness of breath, and even hypovolemic
shock in more serious cases.