Whitesburg KY

Mother of teen shot says death was an accident


The deputy coroner of Laurel County says a 15-year-old boy who was killed Saturday afternoon was shot with a 12-guage shotgun.

Thevictim was identified as Craig Hammack and deputy coroner Chris Vanover told the Lexington Herald- Leader he didn’t know who owned the weapon.

Vanover said another 15-year-old has been charged with murder and evidence tampering and that the boys were first cousins.

State police said the shooting came during an argument at a home.

But Margaret Hammack, the mother of the shooting victim, told WKYT-TV in Lexington the shooting was accidental and the boys were best friends.

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