Boy fatally shot by friend at sleepover ID'd - WNEM TV 5

Boy fatally shot by friend at sleepover ID'd

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MARLETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities in Michigan's Thumb have released the name of an 11-year-old boy who was accidentally shot to death by a friend during a sleepover.

MLive.com says that Marlette schools superintendent Alan Broughton identifies the dead boy as Tyler Dunn, a student at Marlette Elementary School.

The Sanilac County sheriff's department said earlier that the victim was 12.

According to authorities, Tyler was at a sleepover Nov. 23 in Marlette Township when the shooting occurred. Sheriff Garry Biniecki says a 12-year-old was showing the victim a lever-action older rifle when it fired.

The sheriff says no adults were home at the time.

An autopsy shows that Tyler died of a shot to the head. An investigation continues. The home is about 50 miles east of Saginaw.

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