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N. Carolina juvenile charged in shooting death of teenager

September 17, 2021 GMT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Police say a juvenile will face charges in an accidental shooting on Maple Avenue that resulted in a teenager’s death.

The boy, whose name wasn’t released, was served with a juvenile petition and released back into the custody of a guardian. He’s charged in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed after a group passed around a gun while playing video games in the basement of a home, the Salisbury Post reported.

The shooting victim was alive when police arrived, but he died from his injuries at a local hospital. The victim was identified as a student at Salisbury High School.