Teenager kills himself after accidentally shooting his friend while they were playing with a gun in an alleyBy Mason White 2:30 AM September 9, 2016
|Marsavious Frazier and Daqarion Hunter|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Two families are mourning to loss of their teenage sons after a tragic accident.
Police said that three 17-year-old boys of Michigan, were playing with a gun in an alley in Kalamazoo on Monday night, before two of them were shot dead.
A witness told police that one of the teens was holding the gun when it accidentally went off and hit his friend. The teenager was horrified when he realized that he killed his close friend.
The distraught boy turned the gun on himself to commit suicide.
Police identified the teenage victims as Marsavious Frazier and Daquarion Hunter. Frazier’s father Jonathan, said that police informed him that his son was holding the gun at around 9:00 p.m., when he accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting his friend.
When police arrived, they found the friends lying dead next to each other.
Police determined that there was no argument or altercation before the shots were fired and that it has been a tragic accident.
“The young man thought there was no way out. He felt responsible for taking his friend’s life. In that moment of despair, he took his own life,” said Capt. Victor Ledbetter with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
He added that the third boy who witnessed the incident, held one of them as he died, “so this young man is going to need some prayers and some counseling,” Ledbetter said.
Hunter graduated from Loy Norrix High School in June, while Frazier was a student at Phoenix High School.