Teen Showing Off Gun Accidentally Shoots Friend, Then Takes His Own Life: Police

A 15-year-old was showing off a gun when it discharged, killing a friend.
Police are investigating the shooting incidents. iStock

Two families in Georgia are devastated after an accidental shooting took the lives of two teenagers.  

Devin Hodges, 15, was showing off a handgun inside a small shed, surrounded by three friends, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Police said the weapon accidentally went off, killing Hodges' friend, 17-year-old Chad Carless.

As officers arrived, Hodges was seen running between two homes. Then a shot rang out, authorities said.

Hodges had killed himself with the gun, police said.

"Our thoughts are with the families of both these young men," the department said in a statement.

Officers are investigating the shootings.

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