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14-year-old shot in the face in accident, Lexington police say

A 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the face Sunday night while juveniles were playing with a weapon, Lexington police said.

According to officers, the teen was shot through the cheek and and was treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the shooting happened about 6 p.m. in the 500 block of Judy Lane, off North Broadway and north of Interstate 75-64.

Few details were available, but Roberts said the shooting was an accident. No one has been charged.

Some juveniles apparently were playing with a weapon when it went off, she said.

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