Southern Indiana teen killed in accidental shooting
Police in southern Indiana say a 16-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting by another teen with a stolen gun.
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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