A 11-year-old boy shot a 12-year-old boy in the face early Friday morning in New Jersey, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 8 a.m. in an apartment complex in Camden, N.J., and involved a handgun, officials said. Police found the 12-year-old bleeding profusely after being shot in the area around his nose, local media reported.
The boy is expected to recover without brain damage, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor’s office.
The shooting appears to be accidental, though an investigation is still underway, Laughlin said. No charges were immediately filed in connection with the incident.