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Missouri 12-Year-old Kills Friend with Granddad's Gun - No Charges

Posted on the 13 December 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local Fox News reports
A 12-year-old Missouri boy shot and killed his friend Tuesday with a gun that belonged to his grandfather.
The boy found the gun in an unlocked bedroom at his grandfather`s house in University City, a suburb Northwest of St. Louis. The boy reportedly lived with his grandfather.

 The boy who fired the shot told police he was playing with the handgun and it went off, hitting the other 12-year-old boy in the head. The two were friends and classmates. reported that the boy who fired the shot was taken to authorities in the family court while the investigation unfolds. Investigators say they are treating the case as an accidental shooting.

The boy was taken to family court, whatever that means, and the grandfather? Nothing?

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