1 January 2004
ACTON, Ont. -- A 17-year-old boy has been charged with
second-degree murder after a 15-year-old boy was shot with a hunting rifle.
The teen was shot yesterday while he was with friends at a
neighbour's house, said a woman whose 11-year-old son was present at the
time of the shooting.
"I saw my next-door neighbour and my son (the 11-year-old)
come running out of her house," the woman said. "My son said, 'Mom,
(the 15-year-old's) been shot."
"I ran over and saw him lying on the living-room floor. It
was just awful," she said.
The woman said her son told her one boy was showing his
friends a deer rifle and then loaded a bullet into its chamber.
"Want to see something neat?" was what the 11-year-old
told his mother was said before the gun was pointed and then discharged.
The boy was pronounced dead at hospital.
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