Briar Newsome, pictured, was shot dead when a gun discharged accidentally while he was on a fishing trip with his father
The Daily Mail
A 15-year-old Georgia boy has been shot dead when a gun discharged accidentally while he was on a fishing trip with his father.
The teen, identified as Briar Newsome of Carlton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting occurred around 5:30p.m. Thursday at the Broad River bridge on the Elbert County line, Madison County sheriff's deputies said.
Capt. Jimmy Patton said the rifle went off as Briar and his father, Terry Newsome, were putting their boat in the river.
Patton said Terry Newsome was devastated and the incident is being treated at this stage as an accident.
'Although the investigation is ongoing, all preliminary indications are that the shooting was accidental,' Patton said. 'The dad is extremely distraught.'