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Police: Teen accidentally shoots one of his best friends

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Police Oakboro are investigating an accidental shooting that left one person dead Friday night.

The incident was reported around 10:12 p.m. on the 600 block of East 1st Street, according to the news release from the Oakboro Police Department.

Investigators say 19-year-old Andrew Talbert was handling a firearm when it went off, hitting 19-year-old William Hughes.

Hughes was taken to Stanly Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and that it appears that the men gathered at the residence were all best friends and had grown up together in Stanly County, according to the release.

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