PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- A 17-year-old was shot, injuring both of his legs around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the 7600 block of 62nd Way in Pinellas Park. The victim was sent to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Pinellas Park Police Department, another 17-year-old male was in his father's room -- who was not home -- when he and the victim were handling the .40 caliber handgun. It was discharged striking the victim as he sat on the bed.

The investigation is ongoing.