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Valley Teen Dies Following Accidental Shooting

Valley Police chief Mike Reynolds released a press release on Sunday regarding last nights shooting in Langdale.

"On January 29th at approximately 5:30 P.M., officers of the Valley Police department were called to a residence in the 5800 block of 19th Avenue in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Antavious Walton, 16 years old of Valley, unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom. Walton had received a single gunshot wound to the torso. Once the scene was secure EAFD EMS entered the scene and found that Walton had died. The scene was turned over to Valley Investigators who processed the scene and interviewed witnesses and the shooter. The shooter, a 17-year-old male of Valley, and the witnesses told investigators that the 17-year-old was attempting to unload the weapon when it fired and that the shooting was accidental", said Reynolds.

Charges are pending and this case is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this case please call the Valley Police Department Investigations Division at 3234-756-5200.

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