LOS ANGELELS (CBSLA.com) — Officials say a 25-year-old man was shot in the neck Wednesday evening when his friend accidentally discharged a firearm from the downstairs of a townhouse.

The unidentified victim was puttering around the kitchen of a second floor townhouse around 7:30 pm. when he was hit by the gunfire.

Authorities said the victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a nearby hospital.

The victim’s friend was downstairs when the weapon discharged, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher No.

The townhouse is located in the 200 block of West 47th Street, near Broadway, said police.

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