Glendale PD: 14-year-old boy shot while 'messing around' with gun has died

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Officers responded to a shooting near 68th Avenue and Bethany Home Road just after midnight. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Officers responded to a shooting near 68th Avenue and Bethany Home Road just after midnight. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 14-year-old Glendale boy has died after being accidentally shot last Tuesday morning.

Just after midnight on June 5, officers responded to a shooting at a home near 68th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

When they arrived, officers discovered that the juvenile had been shot. He was originally believed to be 13, but police are now saying he was 14.

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Police say a number of people were at home at the time, with kids ranging from 10 to 18 years old, as well as the mother of some of the children.

The mother was reportedly in another room at the time of the shooting.

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Glendale police say the victim and another young teen "were messing around with a handgun owned by the adult" when the weapon discharged, striking the victim.

The young victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He has since

According to Glendale police, "The investigation revealed that the firearms within the home were not properly secured and were accessible."

It's not clear yet what charges might be filed.

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