Teen Shot in Face While Playing With Gun

The shooting happened on the 2100 block of NW 22 Avenue in Miami Gardens.

Police are investigating a shooting that sent one teenager to the hospital.

According to a witness, two teenagers in Miami Gardens were playing with a gun when it accidentally went off. One of the teenagers was shot in the face.

The teen was transported to Ryder Trauma Center and is now recovering.

Two teens were charged in the incident. A 15-year-old was charged with culpable negligence, possession of firearm by a minor, and tampering with physical evidence, according to Miami Gardens Police. A 17-year-old was charged with resisting arrest without violence and tampering with physical evidence, police said.

Police said they also charged an adult, 41-year-old Hopeton Witter, with culpable negligence, resisting without violence, and providing false information during an investigation.

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