Alaska News

Teen accidentally shot in buttock

A 16-year-old girl was shot in the butt in an apparently accidental shooting in Kodiak, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers say the girl, who was not named, arrived at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center on Sunday evening several hours after sustaining a "non-life threatening injury to the buttock."

The girl had been shot at a cabin in Chiniak several hours before arriving at the hospital, troopers said. It appeared that someone had been manipulating a weapon trying to clear it when it discharged and struck her, troopers said.

The girl was treated and released from the hospital the same day, troopers said.

A man who was present at the shooting, 24-year-old Michael C. Allen, of Kodiak, was arrested for driving under the influence after he drove to meet troopers two hours later and was found to be impaired, troopers said.

No charges had been filed in the shooting, but the investigation was continuing.

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