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McAlester boy dies after accidental shooting with pellet gun

A 12-year-old McAlester boy died Saturday after he was shot int he head with a pellet gun by another child.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm •  Published: August 20, 2014

— A 12-year-old boy died Saturday after being shot in the head with a pellet gun the day before.

Justin Ingle, 12, was taken Friday to a McAlester hospital after being shot, and was flown to a Tulsa hospital where he died.

“Two boys were playing with a high-powered pellet gun, and one boy pulled the trigger and hit the other in the head,” Pittsburg County Sheriff Joel Kerns said.

Ingle’s mother was at home when the shooting happened but was in another room, Kerns said. She rushed the boy to the hospital in her own car after he was shot.

Kerns said investigators believe the shooting was accidental.

Services for Ingle will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Life Church, 1300 S George Nigh Expressway. has disabled the comments for this article.


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