Police: 9-year-old boy accidentally shoots friend

July 28, 2008 6:31:25 AM PDT
Police in Rockford are trying to figure out how a 9-year-old boy got a hold of a gun and shot his 8-year-old friend. Police say the boys were playing with a gun in the backyard of an apartment building. They are calling Sunday's shooting an accident.

Officers say they recovered a gun at the scene. Investigators are now trying to track down the owner of that weapon.