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DOOLY COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

A 12-year-old Dooly County boy is home from the hospital after his 13-year-old friend accidentally shot him in the chest with a high-powered rifle.

James Daniel was holding the .223 caliber rifle while he was at Dallas Mote's home on Halifax Road a week ago.

When the family bulldog jumped on him, the gun fired and hit Mote in the chest. Investigators urge parents to educate their children on the dangers of guns to prevent accidents.

"I think the outcome of this was a lesson learned for everyone, the kids and the parents, to secure your weapons. If it would have been an inch or two over from where this teen was shot, and it would have been a different story," said Dooly County Investigator Randy Lamberth.

Mote's parents had just left the home to run a quick errand when the accident happened. The gun was in a gun cabinet, but it was not locked. No charges will be filed.

 

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