Deputies: Teen killed after accidentally shooting himself

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded Saturday to a shooting incident near the Compass Lake Community.

Deputies report they found the body of a 14-year-old boy who had a gunshot wound.

Through their investigation, deputies learned the victim and a 15-year-old friend obtained a shotgun. They say while handling the gun, the 14-year-old accidentally discharged the gun, which resulted in his death.

Officials say this is an ongoing death investigation.