Shannon, N.C. — A 16-year-old died Thursday night after a shotgun he and his 14-year-old brother were handling discharged, Robeson County authorities said Friday.
The two brothers, whose names haven't been released, were playing with the gun in their Shannon home shortly before 9:30 p.m. when it went off, striking the older brother in the chest, authorities said.
He was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It was unclear whether anyone else was at home at the time.
Authorities said the case remains under investigation, and no decision has been made on possible charges.