Detroit Teen Shot and Killed while Live on Instagram

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DETROIT, MI – An 18-year-old was shot in the head and killed on the city’s west side while streaming live on Instagram on Monday April 2nd, 2018.

The teen was shot in the back of the head while live on Instagram in a home in the 17600 block of San Juan on the city’s west side.

At approximately 11:45, two 18-year-old men were streaming live on Instagram while displaying the gun and money. The suspect said he accidentally put his finger on the trigger and the rifle fired, hitting the other 18-year-old in the back of the head in the living room of the home.

The 18-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 18-year-old suspect is in custody. Police are continuing to investigate and are saying that the shooting was accidental. It is unclear if the gunman will face any criminal charges.

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