Teen commits suicide after accidentally shooting dead 17-year-old friend

Police say a distraught teenager in southwestern Michigan killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun.

The two shootings occurred Monday night in an alley in Kalamazoo.

A witness explained to police what happened, saying one of the teens was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off and hit the other teen.

He then looked distraught before turning the gun on himself to commit suicide.

The victims have been identified as 17-year-olds Marsavious Frazier and Daquarion Hunter. Police didn’t publicly disclose which victim was accidentally shot, but said there was no argument or altercation.

One of the teens accidentally shot the other, then took his own life after realizing what he had done, a witness said

Captain Victor Ledbetter said in a press release that the incident was ‘very unfortunate’ and ‘we remind people to be mindful and serious about the proper and legal handling of firearms.’

Hunter graduated from Loy Norrix High School in June, while Frazier was a student at Phoenix High School.

Counselors were available Tuesday, the first day of school, to talk to students and staff who knew the victims.

‘It is a tragedy any time young people lose their lives. Both identified victims were Kalamazoo Public Schools students. Daquarion Hunter graduated from Loy Norrix High School this past June and Marsavious Frazier was a Phoenix High School student,’ Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said in a statement.

Police also released a statement, reading: ‘This is a very unfortunate incident and we remind people to be mindful and serious about the proper and legal handling of firearms. The firearm in this incident was not stolen, but it was also not properly registered.’

The incident is under investigation by the Kalamazoo Department of Safety.

Anyone with further information on the incident is being asked to call KDPS at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

Source: The DailyMail

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