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Smithville High School junior dies in accidental shooting

Smithville police
Posted at 4:30 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 17:30:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Smithville teenager died after an apparent accidental shooting Friday night, police said.

Around 11 p.m., officers found the 17-year-old boy with an accidental gunshot wound in the 400 block of Highland Avenue.

First responders took over life-saving efforts from others at the scene. Despite those efforts, the teen was pronounced dead a short time later.

A Smithville School District spokeswoman identified the teen as Jacob Holland, a junior at Smithville High School.

School counselors and mental health professionals were available for students on Monday, the school district said.