Breaking: 13-year-old Gwinnett County boy dies in gun accident involving his friend

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. Gwinnett County Police Department is reporting that at about 5:30 p.m. a 13-year-old boy was shot while he and a friend were playing with a gun. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died as a result of his injuries. The incident happened at the Portico Apartments in unincorporated Duluth.

The victim has been identified was Jair Gonzalez. Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

“It was determined that Jair and his 14-year-old friend were at Jair’s apartment.  They were playing with guns that were located in the apartment. The friend’s gun accidentally fired a shot and struck Jair. The friend is being charged as a juvenile with Reckless Conduct and his name is not being released,” GCPD said in a press release.

 

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