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14-year-old Oklahoma boy killed in accidental shooting


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.

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