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Palm Coast man, 18, shot by friend with AK-47 rifle, deputies say

Cops: Shane Huber handed rifle to friend who thought it wasn't loaded

PALM COAST, Fla. – An 18-year-old man was airlifted to a local hospital after being shot in the neck by his friend with an AK-47 rifle, deputies said.

Deputies arrived just after 4 p.m. Tuesday at 364 Parkview Drive in Palm Coast to investigate the shooting.

Deputies found Shane Huber, a resident of the home, conscious and alert with a single gunshot wound in his neck area, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Huber was showing his Romania .762x39mm AK-47 rifle to his 18-year-old friend, Brandon Williamson, deputies said.

Huber handed the rifle to Williamson, who believing the rifle was not loaded pulled the trigger, firing the rifle and striking Huber, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Huber was flown to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach in an unknown condition.

Detectives believe the incident was accidental in nature. No one else was in the home at the time of the incident, deputies said.

No charges were filed.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477. Deputies said tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.