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February 7, 2013
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Teen shot with pellet gun while walking home

A 16-year-old boy reported being shot in the chest with a pellet gun while walking home from school with a friend Tuesday afternoon.

The boy and his friend were walking home from the bus stop near Spruce Avenue and Blackwood Road about 3 p.m. when they heard what sounded like a firecracker come from a passing vehicle, Lt. David Stevenson said.

The vehicle circled back and the boys heard a pop and one of them felt a stinging in his upper chest area, Stevenson said.

A teenage girl who was known to the boys was allegedly in the passenger seat of the vehicle with what appeared to be a blue-and-white, rifle-style, pellet gun, Stevenson said.

The vehicle started to come by for a third pass, causing the boys to flee, Stevenson said. Police continue to investigate the incident.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 7, 2013 09:32PM Published Feb 7, 2013 09:30PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.