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18-year-old 'accidentally' shot, killed by friend, Peoria officials say

Posted at 9:50 AM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-14 20:25:30-04

PEORIA, AZ — Officials are investigating after a teenager was allegedly shot and killed by a friend in Peoria.

Emergency crews were called to a residence near 83rd and Olive avenues around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the 18-year-old was “accidentally shot” in the chest by a friend who was cleaning his gun at the time. The shooting reportedly occurred with a 9mm handgun, fire officials say.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition but did not survive his injuries.

Police say at this time no arrest has been made, but the investigation is ongoing.