PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a teenager suffered a gunshot wound this afternoon in the city’s Knoxville section.

It happened in the 300-block of Jacunda Street around 4:30 p.m.

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According to Pittsburgh Police, the 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment.

Police at the scene say the suspect may have thrown the gun into a nearby manhole after the shooting.

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Police K9 and firefighters were brought in and the gun was eventually recovered.

The teen is in stable condition.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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