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Crime

Marion Boy Dies in Accidental Shooting

A caller reported on New Year’s Day that an older juvenile accidentally shot a younger male in the chest in Marion

By Maggie Dresser
A Flathead County Sheriff's Office vehicle. Beacon file photo

The Flathead County Attorney’s Office is reviewing an accidental shooting involving two juveniles after a male fatally shot a younger boy in the chest in Marion on New Year’s Day, according to a news release.

The reporting party told dispatch the Jan. 1 incident was an accident.

Responding deputies and emergency medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but the juvenile did not survive.

The Flathead County Detective Division investigated the incident and the county attorney’s office and Youth Court is reviewing the case.

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