Teen ‘accidentally’ shot by cousin in Yacolt dies

13-year-old shot by 13-year-old cousin

A teen accidentally shot his cousin at this house in Yacolt, October 16, 2016 (KOIN)
A teen accidentally shot his cousin at this house in Yacolt, October 16, 2016 (KOIN)

YACOLT, Wash. (KOIN) — A 13-year-old boy, accidentally shot by his 13-year-old cousin on Sunday, has died.

Amboy Middle School in Amboy, Washington, October 17, 2016 (KOIN)
Amboy Middle School in Amboy, Washington, October 17, 2016 (KOIN)

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 34900 block of NE Thompson Road in Yacolt, Sgt. Latter with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooter’s parents were upstairs at the time of the shooting.

The death of the teen was confirmed by law enforcement officials on Monday, who say he was shot by a .30 caliber hunting rifle. It is unclear exactly how the shooting happened, but Sgt. Latter described it to KOIN 6 News as accidental. The Clark County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating.

The teenager was rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest for treatment where he later died.

He was a student at Amboy Middle School, Battle Ground School District confirmed on Monday. They said additional counselors and support will be on campus to speak with students who are grieving.

A teen accidentally shot his cousin at this house in Yacolt, October 16, 2016 (KOIN)
A teen accidentally shot his cousin at this house in Yacolt, October 16, 2016 (KOIN)