At approximately 3:16am on Saturday the 11th, the Alaska State Trooper dispatch received a phone call from Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna regarding the treatment of a victim who had been shot with a gun.
Further investigation revealed a 16-year-old resident of Soldotna had shot himself in the leg with a .22 caliber semi-auto pistol while camping at the Tustumena Lake campground earlier that morning.
At the time the juvenile was shot, he was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The juvenile was subsequently transported to CPH, treated for minor injuries sustained and released to his parents.
Further investigation revealed there was a large party at the campground site and after the juvenile shot himself, a mass exit ensued and everyone fled the scene.
Juvenile intake was contacted regarding the incident in question and per their request; the juvenile was arrested on the charge of Misconduct Involving a Weapon in the 4th degree and transported to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility.
The juvenile was also issued a summons to appear in court regarding the charge of Minor Consuming Alcohol.
The investigation continues.