Police: Teen trying to wake friend shot him in face

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a Philadelphia teenager was accidentally shot in the face by a friend who was trying to wake him for school.

Philadelphia police Lt. John Walker said a 16-year-old was trying to wake his 17-year-old friend Monday morning. When the older teen wouldn’t wake up, the 16-year-old pointed a gun at his face.

Police say the 17-year-old then woke up and tried to push the gun away. The gun fired, hitting him in the eye. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police have not said if the 16-year-old will face charges.

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