Police Identify 9-Year-Old Boy Shot in Belgrade Home

Authorities say there was another boy in the house at time of shooting but no adults were home

By Associated Press

BOZEMAN — Police have identified a 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Montana.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that police say Greydun Flinn Stockinger of Belgrade was fatally shot with a semi-automatic handgun Thursday morning.

Belgrade police say Stockinger did not live in the home where the shooting occurred. Authorities say there was another boy in the house at the time of the shooting but no adults were home.

Belgrade police and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating. Authorities have not released any information about the circumstances of the shooting, and no one has been arrested.

According to a press release, detectives sent some evidence to the state crime lab for analysis.

Stockinger’s family released a statement calling the incident a “tragic accident.”

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