VICTORVILLE, Calif. - An investigation is underway after a teen shot himself and another boy outside a Victorville Walmart Monday morning.
According to police, the two boys involved - ages 13 and 14 - were in the desert surrounding the Walmart shopping center in the 11800 block of Amargosa Road around 7:40 a.m.
While in the desert together, the 13-year-old boy fired a gun, authorities said. The bullet hit his hand and upon exit hit the 14-year-old boy in his lower body. The gun was recovered at the scene, police said.
Both boys were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police said this was not an active shooter incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911 or Sheriff's Dispatch at 760-956-5001. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME.