Longview Police Thursday afternoon were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of 26th Avenue for a report of a juvenile shot in the face. Officers arrived on scene and found a 14 year old boy inside the residence and bleeding from the head. The boy was transported by ambulance to St. John Hospital and then taken to OHSU Hospital by Life Flight.
A 15 year old resident of the house advised he had found the hidden key to the gun safe and accessed a handgun inside the safe. The 15 year old advised he and the victim had been handling the gun, and that it fired as the 15 year old was putting it back in the gun safe.
Both parents were at work when the incident occurred and the 15 year old boy had been told not to have friends over when the parents were away. The parents advised the key to the safe was hidden, and they did not think their children knew where the key was located.
The names of the involved parties are not being released since they are juveniles.