Teen dies after being shot in West Jordan ‘tragic incident’

Wasatch Front News

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4) – A 13-year-old has died in what officers are calling a “tragic incident” in West Jordan, Saturday morning.

According to the West Jordan Police Department, around 1:40 a.m. Saturday, July 17, a tragic incident occurred involving two boys.

According to West Jordan Police, two friends, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, snuck out of their homes and one of them had gained access to a gun.

The 13-year-old was shot in the head by accident after a 15-year-old, who did not know the gun was loaded, discharged the weapon.

The 15-year-old is currently detained and booked into a juvenile detention center. He is being investigated for manslaughter charges.

Officers say an investigation is ongoing and a second update is expected later Saturday afternoon.

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