Although the investigation continues into a non-fatal shooting that took place late Saturday night in Cole County, authorities are not expecting to file criminal charges in this case.
Sheriff Greg White said at approximately 11p.m., deputies responded to the Bee Line Snack Shop at the corner of Old Lohman Road and Westview Drive regarding an individual who was reportedly shot in the shoulder which later proved to be his right upper arm.
Upon arrival, deputies found the victim had driven himself to Capital Region Medical Center and was later released following treatment.
The investigation revealed the victim and the shooter were playing with loaded .380 caliber handguns.
The shooter and the victim are both 16 years old
The suspect advised that both firearms were stolen from vehicles in Columbia.
White said their investigation concluded "that this was truly an accident."