A 17-year-old girl police say is a known gang member was hospitalized Thursday in serious condition after being shot in the face at close range.
A Salt Lake police report said the 1 a.m. shooting happened near 900 West and 300 North in the bedroom of the victim's brother.The report said one of several male acquaintances at the home pulled out a gun and started playing with it. Another girl in the room told one of the boys to put away the gun, but the teenagers wouldn't listen, the report said.
The gun went off, striking the girl in the cheek and hitting a door frame behind her, police said.
Police say one male present at the shooting allegedly shot himself in the foot with the same gun last week.