Authorities in Menifee, California arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with involuntary manslaughter after he accidentally shot a younger teen while horseplaying with a loaded gun on Sunday.
The incident took place at around 8 p.m. when Jesse Duncun, the 17-year-old victim, and two other teens were “horseplaying”, police said.
Duncun eventually pulled the trigger striking the 17-year-old victim in the abdomen. The wounded boy died at the scene.
“A preliminary investigation revealed the four of them were horseplaying with the firearm,” Menifee Police Capt. Dave Gutierrez said.
“While horseplaying, and believing the firearm was not loaded, (Duncan) pulled the trigger, striking the victim in the upper torso. Duncan and the other two teenagers immediately called for help.”
Police said that the two other young men were aged 18 and 17.