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UPDATE: Sixteen year-old boy accidentally shot by brother

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk tells Channel 3 that an older brother was "mishandling" a firearm when it accidentally discharged, fatally wounding his younger step brother at the Catoosa County home.

Sisk confirms to Channel 3 the victim is 16-year-old Hunter Harbin.

The weapon was a .38 caliber revolver.

Sisk says that charges will no be filed in the incident.

"We're seeing and dealing with firearms more and more in society, our young people have access to firearms," Sisk said. "Even though they can be taught gun safety and I feel this family had taught this individual gun safety, sometimes unfortunately our young people use bad judgement and adults can as well. That's what I feel this case was was just bad judgement."

Funeral arrangements for Harbin have not been announced.


PREVIOUS STORY: A 16-year-old boy is dead after detectives say he was shot at his family's home in Catoosa County.

Detectives believe the shooting was accidental, although their investigation is in the preliminary stages.

The call came in before midnight at a residence on Edgemond Circle. Captain Chris Lyons with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department said other people were home at the time, including some family members.

Lyons said they don't expect to file any charges and that everyone involved is cooperating.

The sheriff's department is leading the investigation and the GBI is assisting.

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