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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A teenager was shot Monday morning in south St. Louis City. 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the the 15-year-old was shot in the arm just before 10 a.m. while sitting at a bench in Carondelet Park with friends.

The teen then got into his friend's car and they tried to go to a hospital. Police officers stopped the car on Interstate 55 and Utah due to driving erratically.

The teen was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.

Days after the incident, police reclassified the shooting as an "accidental injury" and said their investigation concluded the 15-year-old was playing with a gun when he was shot. 

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