Weber County boy, 14, fatally hit by target shooter

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed while riding in his family's car in northern Utah near a group of target shooters. (Photo: MGN)

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed while riding in his family's car in northern Utah near a group of target shooters.

The Herald Journal in Logan reports the incident happened Sunday afternoon as the family of four was driving near Monte Cristo Peak.

Rich County Sheriff Dale Stacey says a group was target-shooting with rifles in an area with trees and did not realize there was a road on the other side.

Stacey says the teen was shot in the head and died instantly.

His identity is being withheld until other relatives can be notified. The family is from Weber County.

The incident remains under investigation.

Stacey says local prosecutors will determine if charges will be filed.


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