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"Best frenemies": Shot in the leg, upon request

.22-caliber sawed-off rifle over police/crime scene tape, scales of justice over an empty Courtroom AP / CBS

A .22-caliber rifle doesn't seem like something a friend would use on a friend, but police in St. Lawrence County, N.Y. say such a recent shooting took place upon request.
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(CBS/AP) STOCKHOLM, N.Y. - Authorities say a northern New York man wanted to know what it feels like to get shot, so he asked his friend to shoot him. Now it's the "friend" who's in trouble with the law.

State police in St. Lawrence County say the shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday in the rural town of Stockholm, when 25-year-old Shawn Mossow gave in to his unnamed buddy's repeated requests and shot him once in the right leg with a .22-caliber rifle.

The injured 24-year-old man is expected to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, Mossow - his "best frenemy" - is charged with reckless endangerment, and being held in the county jail on $10,000 bail.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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