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Teenager killed while playing with gun

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CANTON, MS (WLBT) - A Canton teenager was killed by another child while playing with a gun.

Canton Police Chief Vickie McNeill said a 14 year old boy was fatally shot while he and several other children played with a handgun early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the shooting just before one a.m. at a home on South Hickory Street.

According to the chief, the incident appears to be an accident but a young female, who shot the boy, was taken into juvenile custody.

McNeill said the boy's mother is incarcerated, and he and other children were being watched by an uncle.

It is not clear if the victim and accused shooter are related.

Investigators discovered that several of the children had been playing with the gun throughout the evening Saturday.

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