According to WMTW, a 16-year-old boy from New Sharon, Maine accidentally shot and killed himself on Monday while he was video chatting with a friend. The accident happened just before 3 PM on Industry Road.

The firearm was owned by the teen's parents and was said to be stored unloaded in a closet according to officials. Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said the event was a "horrific accident".

Authorities have indicated there are no pending charges at the current time. The boy was a student at Mount Blue High School and his identity is currently being withheld.

We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they may become available to us. Additionally, if Franklin County Sheriff's Office opts to hold a press conference, we will live stream the events inside this post.

 

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