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UF football players will not be charged in gun incident

Florida wide receiver Kenneth Tookes and former cornerback Dee Webb will not be charged in an incident involving a shot fired with an AK-47 rifle into an occupied apartment adjacent to Webb's residence.

Gainesville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Keith Kameg said Tuesday an investigation concluded the shooting was an accident.

Tookes was standing in the doorway of the apartment Feb. 12 handling the gun when it went off, detectives said. Tookes, Webb and several other witnesses said the magazines had been removed and they believed the gun was unloaded. Webb legally owns four guns including the AK-47 and an AR-15 rifle.

"Very early on, our detectives could prove no intent," Kameg said. "When you don't have intent, you don't have that charge."

Tookes could have been charged with firing into an occupied dwelling, a felony.

"Even though it didn't end in criminal charges, hopefully the individuals involved learned guns aren't toys and you just don't play with them because you think it's cool," Kameg said. "If these girls had been injured, it would have been a life-changing incident for everyone."

Florida coach Urban Meyer is out of the country and could not be reached for comment. He said last week he would wait for the legal process before taking action.

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