Another young Texas teenager has died due to his peers playing with guns.

What Happened?

Authorities are investigating the source of a gun two teenagers were playing with.

On February 8th, a 15-year-old North Texas teenager died after playing with a gun with his friend.

According to KSAT, the unidentified 15-year old (his identity is kept anonymous because the victim is a minor) was seriously injured while he and his friend were playing with the firearm and it fired accidentally.

The injured child was taken to a hospital, where he died Monday. His friend, also 15, has been charged with manslaughter.

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Investigators believe Hayden Burns shot his older sister and her friend, then turned the gun on himself.

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Numerous cities, including Temple, provide free gun locks to prevent something like this from happening in your home. I am a firm believer in the right to bear arms, but parents have to do a better job at securing their weapons to prevent tragedies such as these.


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