Police: 16-year-old boy shoots, kills 14-year-old friend while playing with gun in Burien

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BURIEN, Wash. -- A 16-year-old boy shot and killed a 14-year-old friend while playing with a handgun at home Tuesday night in Burien, the King County Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting took place at a home in the 12600 block of 12th Avenue South in Burien. Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the 14-year-old boy was still alive immediately after the shooting and was being transported to Harborview Medical Center, but he died.

The sheriff's Major Crimes detectives were investigating.

The sheriff's office called it an apparent accidental shooting at first. But Abbott said detectives were interviewing the 16-year-old boy and would decide later whether he would be arrested and face possible charges in the case.

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