Teen boy accidentally shoots, kills friend at Kelso home

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KELSO, Wash. - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy told police he accidentally shot and killed a longtime friend who had spent the night at his Kelso home.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating after a teen called 911 Saturday afternoon to report that he had accidentally shot his friend. Investigators say the boy was distraught and told detectives he thought the gun was unloaded.


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No adults were home at the time of the shooting.

The Cowlitz County Coroner late Saturday identified the victim as 13-year-old Edgar Vasquez of Kelso.

Authorities did not release the name of the shooter.

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