Child, 12, Shot In Face By 11-Year-Old, Police Say

Child, 12, Shot In Face By 11-Year-Old, Police Say

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

Authorities say a 12-year-old was shot in the face by an 11-year-old Friday morning in a Camden apartment complex.

The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at the Crestbury Apartments on the first block of Hunter Street.

The child was taken to Cooper University Hospital and is being treated there but is expected to survive and make a recovery, the county prosecutor's office said in a news release

According to officials, an 11-year-old Camden boy fired the weapon. No charges are filed at this time.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and part of the focus will be on how the children had access to a handgun.

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