According to State police in St Lawrence County, the shooting occurred in the rural town of Stockholm when 25-year-old Shawn Mossow of neighbouring Norfolk relented to his friend’s repeated requests and shot him once in the right leg with a .22-calibre rifle, a news website reported.
The 24-year-old man from Norfolk is expected to make a full recovery. Police haven’t released his name.
Mossow has been charged with reckless endangerment.
He is being held in the county jail on 10,000-dollar bail.