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Police: 'Jena Six' teen shoots self, is treated

Police: 'Jena Six' teen shoots self, is treated

Police say one of the teenagers arrested in the "Jena Six" case has been taken to the hospital after shooting himself in the chest.
Monroe, Louisiana, police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten says Mychal Bell's wound isn't life-threatening.
Wooten says the 18-year-old wounded himself around 7:40 p.m. in Monroe. He's been staying with a foster family there.
Wooten believes Bell was upset over media coverage of his arrest last week on a shoplifting charge.
He was one of six black teens charged with beating a white classmate at Jena High School in December 2006. The case aggravated racial tensions in the central Louisiana town and led to a massive civil rights demonstration.
Bell pleaded guilty in juvenile court to a charge of second-degree battery.


Updated : 2021-07-26 01:09 GMT+08:00