A 17-year-old died on Christmas Day after he was shot in an Indian Head, Maryland, home by a gun that was in the hands of a 13-year-old, police said.
The victim, Edwin Roberto Rivera Juarez, 17, of Lothian, was in a single-family home on Mattingly Avenue with two other teenagers who were handling a gun, police said.
The weapon fired while in the possession of a 13-year-old, striking Juarez in the upper body, police said.
Juarez was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Charles County Sheriff’s Office officers responded to the home about 6:45 p.m. A death investigation is now underway.
Detectives are trying to determine how the teens got access to the gun.