Teenager Dead from Accidental Shooting

Meridian, Miss. A local teenager is dead following an apparent accidental shooting in Meridian on Friday afternoon.

MPD was called to a home on 30th Avenue about 2:00. Authorities say a 17-year old was shot in the head accidentally. He was rushed to the hospital, but Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says he died a short time later.

Meridian police are investigating the incident. The teen's name has not yet been released.