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A teenage boy was wounded by a single gunshot Friday evening as he and another boy were apparently playing with a loaded handgun. Police later determined the gun had previously been stolen, the Bakersfield Police Department said in two news releases Saturday.

The incident began at 5:42 p.m. Friday when Bakersfield police were called to the 4900 block of Centaur Street, near Pacheco Road and South H Street in south Bakersfield.

There they found a teen boy who had been shot in the arm. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Police said the two boys were playing with the pistol when one of the teens was accidentally shot.

A second boy, 13, was later arrested and booked into Kern County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of possession of stolen property and weapons-related charges after it was learned the handgun had been stolen, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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