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Police: Teen Accidentally Kills Friend, Then Takes Own Life

It happened Monday in Lawrenceville, Ga.
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2019 3:37 PM CST
In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 21, 2108, handguns for sale are lined up in a display case.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – 2018 ended in tragedy for two teens in Lawrenceville, Ga. Police say that shortly after 3pm Monday, 15-year-old Devin Hodges was showing three other males a handgun. A shot was accidentally fired in what Gwinnett County police say was a "cramped shed." The bullet fatally struck Chad Carless, 17. The others ran, reports WSB-TV, and as police arrived, they saw Hodges running between two homes. He subsequently turned the gun on himself, taking his own life. "Our thoughts are with the families of both these young men," the department said in a tweet. (Read more accidental death stories.)

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