Boy dies in apparent accidental shooting in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a teenager has died in an apparent accidental shooting while with several other youths at a car wash in Northeast Texas.

New Boston police on Thursday did not immediately release the victim's name. Police Chief Tony King says officers are investigating who had the gun when it discharged Wednesday night.

King says the shooting of the youth does not appear to be intentional and nobody was immediately arrested. An autopsy has been ordered. King did not immediately provide an update Thursday.

Some officials with the New Boston Independent School District went to the scene following the shooting. School administrators didn't immediately comment Thursday on whether any students were involved.

New Boston is 20 miles west of Texarkana.

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