ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A 15-year-old Roanoke boy faces multiple charges after an accidental shooting Sunday in Roanoke County.
The teen faces charges of reckless handling of a firearm, juvenile in possession of a firearm and shooting inside an occupied dwelling in relation to the shooting that sent 16-year-old Devin Kelly to the hospital.
The shooting happened in a home in the 5700 block of Oakland Boulevard around 11:30 p.m., according to police.
After being shot in the head, Kelly is expected to be OK, according to a family friend.
Roanoke County public information officer Amy Whittaker released this statement:
"While the incident may have been accidental, there are elements of the gun possession/handling that were deemed criminal in nature through the course of the investigation."
The incident is still be investigated. Nothing further can or will be released at this time.