13-year-old shot and killed, teen suspect in custody

13 year old killed, 15 year old in custody in Wayne Co, MO

WAYNE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A 13-year-old is dead and a suspect is in custody after a shooting on Wednesday night, October 24.

According to Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch, it happened in the McGee area in southeast Wayne County.

13-year-old shot and killed, teen suspect in custody

The victim was identified as 13-year-old from McGee.

Sheriff Finch said the autopsy is complete and he was shot in the head with a 20-gauge shotgun.

The Sheriff said the suspect is a 15-year-old juvenile.

He said the victim and suspect are related and said it was not accidental.

The two went to the same school. Counselors and officers were sent there to offer support to students and staff.

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