BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi said a 13-year-old boy was arrested and accused of playing with a gun and fatally shooting another boy.
Biloxi police said the teen shooter was charged Sunday with manslaughter in the death of a “male under the age of 18."
Police Maj. Christopher De Back said found the victim dead at the scene before 4 p.m.
De Back said the victim was hanging out with friends when the 13-year-old started playing with a gun, showing it off and pointing it at people.
The firearm was discharged and the victim was fatally shot.
The 13-year-old was charged as an adult.
Additional information on him and the victim weren’t immediately released.