14-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting in Seattle

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 August 15, 2018 5:21 AM August 15, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy is dead after authorities say he was shot by a friend while they were reportedly playing with a gun in a Seattle suburb.

King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott tells the Seattle Times that the shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. inside a house in Burien, which is near Sea Tac International Airport.

Abbott said the boy was shot by his 16-year-old friend in a "tragic accident." He says the 14-year-old died at the hospital. Abbot said he did not know who owned the gun.

Authorities are investigating.

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