McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - The Pittsburg County sheriff says a 12-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head with a pellet-gun by a friend who thought the gun wasn't loaded.
Sheriff Joel Kerns says Justin Ingle was shot with the high-powered gun Friday in McAlester. Ingle was flown to a Tulsa hospital where he died on Saturday.
Kerns said the boy's mother was in another room when the shooting happened. He said investigators believe it was accidental.
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