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Alabama teen shot in the head in prank gone wrong, police say

GENERIC: Child, Boy, Children, Gun, Guns, Firearm, CBS/AP

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(CBS/AP) TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Police are investigating a shooting in northern Alabama that left 15-year-old Jesse Raine in critical condition on Saturday, in what they're calling a prank gone wrong.

Jesse was taken to the Children's Hospital in Birmingham after getting shot in the head early Saturday morning at a rural home in Tuscumbia. Police said eight teenagers went to the home over the weekend without any adult supervision.

Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May said a group went outside to play a prank. They flipped off an electrical breaker to turn out the lights' meanwhile while Jesse hid in a closet as part of the prank.

When one boy opened the closet door, Jesse jumped out to scare him. The boy fired a gun, shooting Jesse in the head.

Authorities are investigating the case as an accidental shooting.

  • Crimesider Staff

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