Teen Killed in Apparent Accidental Shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle teenager has died following what authorities believe was an accidental shooting.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office reports that 17-year-old Ryan Edward Flaherty was shot in the head Sunday night. He later died at a hospital.

Flaherty had been at a Pensacola home with several friends when one of them shot him with a handgun.

Authorities haven't identified the teen who shot Flaherty.

Deputies were still examining evidence, and prosecutor's will ultimately determine what charges will be filed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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