An accidental shooting in Tacoma’s North End left Jason Lee Middle School in lockdown Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. at a home in in the 600 block of South Sprague Avenue, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
A 16-year-old male at the home fired a gun and struck an 18-year-old man with the bullet, which grazed his cheek, Cool said. The 18-year-old needed surgery for his wound.
After the shooting was determined to be accidental, the school was taken off lockdown, Cool said.
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Staff writer Craig Sailor contributed to this report.