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Teen accidentally shot, killed by friend in DeKalb County
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DEKALB COUNTY — A family is mourning the loss of a 15-year-old teen after they say he was accidentally shot and killed by a friend.

The teen's family said he and four friends were hanging out at an apartment on Meadowglenn Village Lane late Friday night, and one of those teens had a gun.

The teens, ranging from 13 to 17 years old, were handling the weapon when a 16-year-old in the group accidentally shot the 15-year-old, according to authorities. The teen was transported to Grady Hospital, but later died.

Information from the scene indicates the 16-year-old shooter initially left the apartment and ran home to his family, but was later brought back to the location to speak with police.

Police say they are questioning all of the teens, but gave no other information on their identities or whether charges will be filed.


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