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.
Here is the latest on the shooting and suicide on Riverlanding Circle in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Our thoughts are with the families of both these young men. pic.twitter.com/jdo726alqE
— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) January 1, 2019