Teen injured in accidental shooting in South Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was accidentally shot by a child in South Memphis.

Memphis Police say the shooting happened in the Hillview Village Apartments on E. Hillview Drive off Alcy Road just after 9:30 p.m. Friday. 

The teen was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

33-year-old Kevin Owens was arrested in connection to the shooting.

Owens is charged with three counts of child neglect and one count of aggravated child abuse/endangerment.

Police also tweeted a reminder that the police department gives away gun locks for free. Gun locks are available at any precinct in the city.

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