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Jun 27, 2012 7:27 AM by AP

Teenager dead in accidental shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself.

The Advocate reports deputies were called to the teen's home at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the boy, Devaronte Carter, had already been taken to a hospital when deputies arrived.

Hicks says Carter was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Although the investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, Hicks said, all evidence indicates it was an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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