Ellenton, Florida -- A 16 year old accidentally shot his 15-year-old friend as they were "messing around" at a table outside McDonald's late Saturday night., the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said today.
Detectives say a teen pulled out a gun to show his friend when the gun fired. He said he didn't know the gun was loaded, according to witnesses.
The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.
Investigators determined the shooting was accidental. They charged the 16 year old with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.
The ABC report lists the ages as 18 and 17.