16-year-old charged in shooting injury of teenage girl By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Jul 17, 2017 (…) A 16-year-old boy is charged with careless handling of a firearm on suspicion of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the leg earlier this month, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Officials claim he was messing around with the gun when it fired.Deputies are also recommending a misdemeanor charge against the shooting victim of providing false information to law enforcement.The girl did not report the shooting to 911, but authorities learned about it from a third-party report that a girl with a bullet wound in her leg was being treated at a local emergency room. × Advertisement The girl told deputies she was walking on Ustick Road, between Ten Mile and Black Cat roads, just before midnight July 2 when she was hit by a bullet in her leg as a car drove by. Deputies spent several hours searching that area but did not find any evidence of a shooting. They conducted interviews and followed leads before determining the shooting occurred inside the girl’s home the night of July 2, according to the sheriff's office.The girl was not seriously injured. She was treated and released from the hospital hours later.An arrest warrant was issued for the boy July 11. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. The boy turned himself in July 13.Deputies are also recommending the 35-year-old man who drove the girl to the hospital be charged with providing false information to law enforcement. That man allegedly told deputies he did not know the girl but picked her up after she waved him down from the side of the street. Authorities claim he actually does know the girl and the boy.Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org More from this section Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Mold found at every Meridian fire station racks up $70K bill Posted: July 19, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!