The Northport Police Department and the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot Friday night, although police believe it was probably accidental.

Jack Kennedy, the commander of the VCU, told the Thread that officers were called to Knoll Circle on reports of a shooting around 7 p.m. Friday.

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Carpenter said the victim, 17, was suffering from a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening.

The teenager was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and the VCU will take over the investigation.

Kennedy said the shooting appears to have been accidental.

This is a developing story, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates if they become available.

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