Two guys "hang out," one gets shot in the chest

The Times Herald-Record reports how Michael O'Dell, a 22-year-old, got in the way of a shotgun blast fired by Jeremy Rakin, his 27-year-old friend, last night in Roscoe. (O'Dell, miraculously, is in critical but stable condition, the paper reports): 

The two men were hanging out in Rakin’s apartment on Old 17. Both men apparently work together and left work around 10 and went back to Rakin’s home. While troopers are still trying to figure out just what happened, both men had been handling a loaded 9 mm rifle in a small office room in the apartment. O’Dell was right in front of Rakin, who had hold of the gun. It discharged.

So far, the state police say it looks like an accident.