LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot when other people were playing with a gun — and not by a drive-by shooter, as reported earlier.

Lake Charles Deputy Police Chief Mark Kraus says in a news release that the child was taken to a hospital immediately after the shooting about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

He says the boy is in stable condition.

He said witnesses told police at first that the boy had been wounded by a drive-by shooter, but that report turned out to be false.

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This story has been corrected to update with police saying that witness statements about a drive-by shooting were a false report, and to correct the day of the shooting from Monday to Wednesday.