Huntsville police report that two teenage brothers were involved in the shooting at Magnolia Place Apartments on Winchester Road. It happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Authorities tell WAFF that the gun, a rifle, was left in the home by a friend of the two teenage brothers. The older brother, who is 17-years-old, was killed. The younger brother, who is 15-years-old, was questioned by police and released following the incident. The case will be presented to a grand jury but police dont expect there to be any charges.
17-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting at Huntsville apartment
Right now, its being handled as a death investigation, said Lt. Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department. It appears to be an accidental shooting at this moment and thats how were treating it, said Lt. Johnson.
Huntsville shooting scene on Winchester Road. Its very emotional at this apartment complex. It appears that family members are gathering and they are upset. Details forthcoming. Police are busy working the scene right now. pic.twitter.com/S2muDVkOu4
Family members declined an interview at the scene. The brothers are not enrolled in Huntsville City Schools, according to their spokesman, meaning they are home schooled or attend private school. Their names were not released because they are juveniles. Relatives could be seen comforting the 15 year old brother as they learned about what happened.
A 17-year-old boy is dead after an accidental shooting at the Magnolia Place apartment complex on 102 Winchester Road.
The fatal incident comes on the heels of another recent accidental shooting at an elementary school in Huntsville after a 7 year old found a gun at home and brought it to Blossomwood Elementary, causing injuries. On Thursday, police once again stressed gun safety.
Its turned out to be an accidental shooting with a long gun involved. It just goes without saying about gun safety and not leaving them within arms reach of your children, Lt. Johnson said.
A teenager is dead in whats believed to be an accidental shooting in northeast Huntsville, authorities said.
Officers were called to investigate a report of an accidental shooting at Magnolia Place Apartments, 102 Winchester Road N.E.
Lt. Michael Johnson said the shooting involved two juveniles, who are possibly brothers. The victim, whose name hasnt yet been released, was a teenager, he said.
Police said they havent found any evidence that suggests the shooting wasnt accidental. The case is classified as a death investigation.
Criminal charges arent being filed for now, but Johnson said investigators are questioning several people.