- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say a 15-year-old girl has died after what authorities are calling an accidental shooting in a city apartment.

Springfield Police say the girl, whose name has not been released, was shot Thursday night and died from her injuries at a hospital on Friday.

Sgt. John Delaney told WWLP-TV that the teen and a 17-year-old boy were “playing around” with a gun when the firearm went off and hit the girl.

The shooting is believed to have been an accident.

The older boy was arraigned in juvenile court on a weapons charge and could face additional charges in connection with the incident.


Information from: WWLP-TV, https://www.wwlp.com

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