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Gun play leads to death of New Orleans teenager

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New Orleans, La. - A 16 year-old male was accidentally shot and killed Saturday after he and another 16 year-old were playing with a loaded gun, according to a spokesman with the New Orleans Police Department.

Police say the incident took place inside of a home in the 2400 block of Odin Street at around 1:00pm.

Detectives interviewed a witness and the 16-year-old male. They the two 16-year-old males were playing with a gun that he though was unloaded that was taken from a bedroom inside the house. 

When they were playing with the gun, it discharged fatally striking the 16-year-old victim.

The teen was taken to the Juvenile Division and was booked with Negligent Homicide.  

Police say the case is on-going and will be presented to the District Attorneys Office to determine if additional charges will follow.

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