School Shooting Survivor Shot

A teenager who narrowly survived the Thurston High School shooting last year has been killed in a hunting accident, reports CBS Affiliate Station KVAL-TV in Eugene, Oregon.

Nineteen-year-old Richard Peek of Leaburg was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot by his brother, 16-year-old Robert Peek.

Both Peek brothers had been in the Thurston School cafeteria in May, 1998, when Kip Kinkel sprayed the area with gunfire.

Richard Peek survived because his backpack deflected the bullet, wounding him in the arm. He was treated at the hospital and released. Robert was not shot at or wounded in the Thurston shooting.

The two brothers were hunting Tuesday near Leaburg when Robert's gun reportedly accidentally discharged, the bullet striking Richard in the head.

Robert phoned for help, but when authorities arrived Richard was already dead.

Sargeant Byron Trapp of the Lane County Sheriff's Department said that Robert Peek has not been charged but the incident is under investigation.