MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A 14-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the chest with a rifle.
On Thursday, Midwest City police say they received a 911 call about a possible shooting in the 4200 block of N. Shadybrook Dr.
When officers arrived, they found the body of a 14-year-old in the garage of the home.
Two other teenagers, who were at the home at the time of the shooting, told investigators the victim shot himself.
A short time later, both admitted they were all in the garage when the 14-year-old was handling the rifle.
Authorities say it unintentionally went off and hit the 14-year-old in the chest.
“Sometimes when you have a combination of teenagers and weapons, it can be a mixture for disaster,” Chief Brandon Clabes, with the Midwest City Police Department, said. “In this instance, it became a tragedy, not only for the victim and his family, but everyone else involved.”
The rifle that was allegedly used in the shooting was reported stolen from a Midwest City home in 2011.
So far, no charges have been filed in the case.
Updated: Initial reports were the victim was 13 but the school tells KFOR the victim had recently turned 14.