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A 13-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting at a south Tulsa apartment complex Sunday, police said.

The victim and a group of boys around the same age were playing with his parents’ gun at the Savanna Landing apartments near 61st Street and Peoria Avenue about 3 p.m., Tulsa Police Homicide Lt. Brandon Watkins said.

Watkins said the boys were passing around the gun, loading and unloading the weapon, and pointing it.

“They eventually got confused, and a tragedy occurred,” Watkins said.

He said the boy’s wound was self-inflicted and that detectives are not planning to pursue charges.

Kelsy Schlotthauer 918-581-8455


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Kelsy graduated Oklahoma State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and joined the Tulsa World in 2019. She covers breaking news and is passionate about people, social justice and law enforcement. Phone: (918) 581-8455

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