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Manatee teen dies of accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound

MYAKKA CITY — A 15-year-old boy died Thursday night in an apparent accidental shooting.

According to Manatee County deputies, Wyatt Austin Ballard Hall was trying to shoot animals that had been getting in the trash outside his home at 14930 Albritton Road.

The teen’s parents were in their bedroom when they heard a gunshot, deputies say. The teen then entered the house and told them that he had shot himself.

Paramedics responded and attempted life-saving measures, but he was pronounced dead, deputies say.

A handgun believed to be involved in the shooting was recovered at the scene, deputies say.

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