Teen recovering after accidentally shooting herself in the leg

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A teenage girl was taken to a local hospital after she accidentally shot herself while playing with a gun she found.

Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said a teenage girl shot herself in the leg Saturday.

He said the 15-year-old girl told police she found a revolver near the intersection of North 9th Street and Colcord Avenue.

She was playing with the gun when it accidentally discharged striking her in the thigh, he said.

Swanton said the teen was taken to Providence Health Center.

Her parents turned the weapon over to police.

No further details were immediately available.