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.

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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.

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

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