Police: Virginia Teen Dies in Apparent Accidental Shooting

Virginia authorities say a teen has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting.

Fairfax County Police said officers responded Thursday night to a report of an apparent unintentional discharge of a firearm in Alexandria.

A Friday statement by the department says a preliminary investigation indicates the 16-year-old boy was handling the gun on a bed when it accidentally when off. He was shot in the upper body and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Details about the gun and its owner have not been released. The release says the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy.

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