Teen Shot Inside Own Home

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At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Angela Juvera heard a frantic knock at her front door.

She looked out and saw the little boy who lives in the house next to her.

"He's like, 'Can you come next door? My brother was shot.'"

Juvera scooped up some towels and ran to help. She says her 16-year-old neighbor was sitting on the porch with his leg covered in blood.

Police say the teen was shot while sitting in his own living room. A 30-year-old now faces charges of reckless endangerment. Police tell 11 News Lynelle Fredeen was drunkenly handling a gun in the basement when it went off.

“It traveled through the basement ceiling, which would be the floor of the upstairs living room, and struck a 16-year-old male who was seated on a couch in the living room...went through his leg and up into a ceiling portion of the residence,” explained Sgt. Richard DuVall with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The incident happened at a home on Meadowland Boulevard, near Austin Bluffs and Academy in Colorado Springs.

The teen was rushed to the hospital. As for Juvera, she's just glad no one was seriously hurt.

“Traumatizing. Especially when it's next door. I'm just thankful my kids were in the house because you never know, a bullet goes anywhere,” Juvera said.

11 News asked the teen's mom if she's related to Fredeen, but she did not want to comment.

Fredeen is currently in custody at the CJC.