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Police: Teen killed self after accidentally shooting friend

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 12:04:16-05

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials identified two Georgia teens killed with a mishandled gun on New Year's Eve.

The Gwinnett County Police Department said in a news release Tuesday the victims were 15-year-old Devin Hodges and 17-year-old Chad Carless.

Detectives said the younger teen was showing his friends a handgun Monday afternoon in Lawrenceville when he accidentally fired a shot, which struck Carless, who died at the scene.

They said Hodges ran away and then turned the gun on himself.

Detectives are still working to determine where the 15-year-old got the gun.