DPD investigators: Teens were playing with loaded gun before fatal shooting

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DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a 15-year-old was found with a gunshot wound.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Decatur Police officers responded to the 400-block of Pine Avenue Southwest in reference to a shooting.

When officers arrived, they say they found a teen with a gunshot wound.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chun was called to the scene and pronounced the teenager deceased.

Investigators learned that additional juveniles were in the home with the deceased before the shooting. Two of the juveniles, including the deceased, were playing with a loaded firearm when it was fired.

The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office to be presented before a grand jury.

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