Police: Man charged after teen accidentally shoots another teen in car

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A man is behind bars after a shooting involving teenagers in Laurel County.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the Pittsburg area of Laurel County.

Sheriff's deputies say a 16-year-old girl was driving a car when a 15-year-old girl in the back seat shot her in the back.

The driver was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Police say her injuries are not life-threatening, but serious.

The shooting was an accident, according to police.

Shawn Perkins, 25, is charged with unlawfully allowing a minor to possess a gun.

Perkins was a passenger in the vehicle and owned the gun.

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