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Man Shot to Death by Teen Sighting-In Rifle

Man Shot to Death by Teen Sighting-In Rifle

Posted - May 29, 2003 at 7:53 a.m.



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HIGHLAND, Utah (AP) -- A Highland man was shot to death by a teenager who was sighting-in a rifle in a neighboring yard, police said.

Jason P. Jones, 20, was visiting his girlfriend when he was shot in the chest about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

"Our preliminary investigation does suggest it was accidental," said police Chief Kip Botkin.

The 16-year-old who fired the .22-caliber rifle in his back yard was not identified.

No charges were filed, but police said the incident still was under investigation.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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