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Olympia Washington boy, 19, shot with gun given to friend, 16, by father
The Olympian (Olympia, WA), 2/9/2005

(Olympia, Washington) -- A 19-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 18-year-old friend while playing with a gun.

The two teens were visiting a 16-year-old girl's house when she took out a gun to show her two friends and they began to play with it.

The 9mm handgun was given to the girl by her father for protection, and she kept the loaded firearm in her mattress.

The girl's parents were asleep at the time of the incident, and it is unclear whether the father will face charges for the reckless endangerment of a minor.

Written by Common Sense staff based on reporting by The Olympian.

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