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52-year-old northeast El Paso man was accidently shot, wounded by friend

UPDATE, Sept. 27: A man seriously wounded in northeast El Paso over the weekend was accidentally shot by a friend, police said Monday.

Investigators said a 55-year-old man shot his 52-year-old friend in the chest while handling a weapon that he apparently didn't know was loaded.

The victim remained hospitalized Monday and was listed in stable condition; police said he didn't want to press charges against his friend.

ORGINAL REPORT, Sept. 26: EL PASO, Texas -- A man was shot and seriously wounded Sunday afternoon in northeast El Paso.

The shooting happened in the the 4600 block of Rutherford around 1 p.m.

First-responders said the victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Crime scene tape was erected around the area where the gunfire occurred; police didn't immediately provide further details about what had unfolded and there was no word of any arrests.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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