Published: Jul 18, 2012 10:35 AM EDT

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old southwest Florida boy accidentally shot a 12-year-old boy in the leg.
Venice police the older boy was showing off a .22-caliber gun Monday morning when he accidentally shot his friend.
The Herald-Tribune in Sarasota ( ) reports that the younger boy was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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