LONDON, ONT. -- A 14-year-old suffered minor injuries after getting accidentally shot by a friend with a firearm.

Police say the incident happened Saturday morning around 11 a.m. while a group of young people were playing with guns in a field.

A 15-year-old youth from North Perth has been charged with careless use of a firearm.

The accused will appear in a Stratford court at a later date.