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17-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting at Huntsville apartment

A 17-year-old boy is dead after an accidental shooting at the Magnolia Place apartment complex on 102 Winchester Road.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2018 9:41 PM

A 17-year-old boy is dead after an accidental shooting at the Magnolia Place apartment complex on 102 Winchester Road. 

The victim's 15-year-old brother was the one holding the rifle, and officials say the victim was shot in the head. According to Lt. Johnson with Huntsville Police, the brother was questioned following the shooting and has been released.

Investigators are still working to identify the exact make and model of the weapon. Johnson said the case will go to a grand jury.

A grand jury will look at all the facts in the case and decide whether or not the teen, or possibly the parents, will face any charges related to the shooting.

A grand jury consists of people from all over the community. Right now we don't know exactly when the grand jury will be convened because it is still early in the process.

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