A 17-year-old boy who sought treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm early Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital Joplin purportedly declined to tell police how he suffered the injury.

Capt. Nick Jimenez said police were notified about 2:30 a.m. Saturday that Ryan L. Mace-Canterbury was at the hospital with a gunshot wound. But he declined to tell an officer who spoke with him how he got the wound, Jimenez said.

The matter remained under investigation this week, according to Jimenez.

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