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OAKBORO, N.C. -- A teenager accidentally shot by his friend died Friday night, Oakboro Police say.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of East 1st Street.

Chief Joe Lowder tells NBC Charlotte says a friend was showing the gun to the victim when it fired.

Paramedics took 19-year-old Will Hughes to Stanly County Medical Center, where he died.

It has not been determined if charges will be filed but police say they consider the incident accidental.


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