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Shooting claims 13 year old in Placerville

4:37 AM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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PLACERVILLE, CA - Little information is being released at this time regarding the fatal shooting of a 13 year old at a Placerville home early Monday evening.

The situation was at a home on Skis Road. Lt. Tim Becker with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said the emergency call was made to dispatchers a little before 6:45 p.m.

Authorities said a .22 caliber rifle was found next to the teen.

The young person was transported to Marshall Hospital in Placerville. Becker confirmed the death later in the evening.

It wasn't clear if anyone else was in the home at the time.

A sheriff's spokesperson at the scene said the shooting was being investigated as accidental or a suicide attempt.

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