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Police: Boy killed by accidental shot

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MORTONS GAP, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say a 15-year-old boy was accidentally killed when a gun was fired by one of his friends at a home in western Kentucky.

Police say the victim and some of his friends were looking at a firearm in a home in Mortons Gap on Saturday night when it discharged. State police say the victim appeared to have been shot in the face.

The victim, whose name was not given by police, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hopkins County Deputy Coroner Wayne Burton. State police say they do not expect foul play in the shooting.

The body will be taken for autopsy at the state medical examiner's office in Madisonville on Monday.

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