- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

YUMA, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old eastern Colorado high school student was killed in an accidental shooting near campus.

The Sterling Journal-Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/12irBCj ) Jaden Rahm, a sophomore at Yuma High School, was with three friends in a vehicle during lunch break Monday when a shotgun used for hunting birds went off. Rahm’s friends, who were not injured, are not considered suspects in the shooting.

Investigators say some forensic evidence has yet to be processed and an autopsy needs to be performed, but initial reports indicate the shooting was an accident.

Counseling services are being made available to students, families and staff at the school, which is about 120 miles northeast of Denver.

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Information from: Journal-Advocate, https://www.journal-advocate.com/

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