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Teen boy dies in apparent accidental shooting northwest of Tucson
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Teen boy dies in apparent accidental shooting northwest of Tucson

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in a home northwest of Tucson June 7, 2019. Authorities have determined the shooting was accidental.

UPDATE: AK-47, explosive devices found after fatal accidental shooting northwest of Tucson

A 17-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting northwest of Tucson, officials say.

The shooting happened in the 8000 block of North Country Home Lane around noon Friday, north of Cortaro Farms Road, said Deputy Daniel Jelineo, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Jelineo said Angel Lopez Jr., and a 19-year-old man were inside the home when Lopez suffered the fatal gunshot wound.

When detectives entered the home they found a suspected explosive device, Jelineo said. A bomb squad unit was called in to remove it.

This is an isolated incident, he said.

No further information has been released. 

This story is developing and will continue to be updated. 

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.

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