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Southern Indiana teen killed in accidental shooting

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HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) -- Police in southern Indiana say a 16-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting by another teen with a stolen gun.

The Huntingburg Police Department says the 15-year-old boy was handling the gun inside a home late Friday when it fired, shooting the older teen in head.

The wounded boy died at the scene.

The (Jasper) Herald reports that police believe the 15-year-old had stolen the gun from a nearby vehicle in the small city about 40 miles northeast of Evansville. The teen was arrested on preliminary charges of reckless homicide and theft and taken to a juvenile detention center.

Police say the older teen was visiting the 15-year-old's home when the shooting happened.

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