17-year-old dies in apparent accidental shooting in Missouri

SMITHVILLE, Mo. – Authorities are investigating after a 17-year-old was killed in an accidental shooting in the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened Friday night while the teen was visiting a Smithville home with several other people. Police say the teen was handling a handgun when it fired. Others at the home administered first aid until emergency crews arrived and attempted to revive the teen. But the teen was pronounced dead a short time later. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Smithville Police Capt. Tony Roetman says that, “Unfortunately, it was an accident.”
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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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