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.

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.

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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