Charges Could Be Filed in Accidental Shooting

Charges Could Be Filed in Accidental Shooting

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(KSL News) -- An update on the accidental shooting that left a 12-year old South Jordan boy dead.

Prosecuters have decided not to press charges against the owner of the gun and home where the shooting occurred.

But they're still considering charges against the 14-year old friend who they say was handling the gun when it went off.

The 12-year old South Jordan boy died yesterday morning after being shot in the head on Monday.

The two boys were doing odd jobs at a neighbor's home when they found a gun under the seat of a car in the garage.

The teen says they were putting it back in the holster when it went off.

The D-A's office says the homeowner did not need a concealed weapons license for his gun but could still face civil charges in the case.

As for the 14-year old, a decision is expected sometime today on whether he'll face any charges for the accidental shooting.

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