Young man arrested after teen accidentally shot in the leg

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. —  A young man was taken into custody after a teen wound up in the hospital following an accidental shooting.

Police were called to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital late Wednesday evening after a 15-year-old boy walked in with a gunshot wound in his leg.

The teen told officers he was playing with a gun when he accidentally shot himself at Martyrs Park in downtown Memphis.

Police questioned his friend 18-year-old Michael Dunn whose story about what happened continued to change. At first he told them it was his gun then stated he the gun away on the way to the hospital.

Later, that night he reportedly admitted to police that the gun was in fact in his bag next to him in the hospital. While searching that bag, officers reported they gun, ammo, marijuana, plastic bags and a scale.

Officers also towed Dunn's car which had been parked illegally outside the hospital.

During a subsequent search, they said they also found a stolen AR-15, more marijuana and around $2,200 in cash.

Dunn was charged possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, theft of property, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, and drug possession.

WREG reached out to the injured teen's mother, but she didn't want to comment.

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