Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Department are investigating what they believe to be an accidental shooting in the south end of the county.

Chief Deputy Scotty Duncan said officers were called to a location on Mill Road, just outside of Buna, shortly after 4:00 on Thursday morning when it was reported that a juvenile had been shot in the leg.

Duncan said the teenager was taken to a local hospital where he was, at last word, still undergoing treatment.

Duncan said there was no evidence of any foul play and all indications were that the incident, which occurred in a vehicle, was accidental.