17-year-old shot in the chest on Cleveland's east side - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

NEW DETAILS: 17-year-old shot in the chest on Cleveland's east side

A 17-year-old boy shot in the chest on Cleveland's east side on Tuesday morning.

It happened at 10:05 a.m. in the 1400 block of East 173rd Street.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the teenage victim was visiting with his 19-year-old friend at his home. While inside the home, the victim and his friend were handling a handgun when the weapon discharged, striking the victim in the chest. 

The victim was rushed to Hillcrest Hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries. 

The 19-year-old was taken into custody and is cooperating with the investigation.

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