Posted at: 06/05/2012 10:09 PM
| Updated at: 06/07/2012 11:35 AM
By: WNYT Staff
FORT EDWARD – No charges have been filed yet in the shooting at a Fort Edward home that left a 13-year-old boy dead.
The boy is the victim of a blast from a 12 gage shotgun. It happened at 8 Keating Avenue in the Village of Fort Edward around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night.
The two boys were playing with the gun inside an upstairs back bedroom, when the shot was accidentally fired. Police are speaking with his 13-year-old friend, as the possible gunman.
The deceased boy lived inside the home and NewsChannel 13 has learned the identity of the victim but the name will not be release until all family has been notified. The surviving boy told police what happened and police are still investigating who, if anyone, is to blame.
“At this point, it is still preliminary in the investigation,” said Sgt. Justin Derway of the Fort Edward Police Department. “It’s believed they were both in the room and there was a level of curiosity involved. We’re still trying to piece together what led up to the gunshot being discharged.”
Washington County Attorney Roger Wickes told NewsChannel 13's Jessica Layton "the list of what we don't know is longer than the list of what we do know" and that Tuesday night would be a "long night" for all the authorities on the scene.
Grief counselors are expected to be on hand at the schools in this close-knit community Wednesday.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.