There is Absolutely No Excuse for Accidental Shooting Deaths
Georgia – Seventeen-year-old Candace Chrzan was fatally shot dead when shee was in the hanging out with friends doing some target practice.
The victim, who was attending the Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro died late on Tuesday after being shot at her home in Mount Zion, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office stated.
A statement reads: “It remains an open and active investigation and all parties involved in this horrific tragedy are cooperating at this time.”
Investigators are looking into the case with prosecutors and they are yet to ascertain if charges will be filed in the death of a “sweet”, promising young teen who picked her graduation cap and gown earlier this week.
“It was just a couple of friends out in the backyard, from what we have been told, possibly doing target practice with a pistol,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey told WSB-TV.
“The Kids Probably Haven’t Been Taught the Gun Safety Rules…”
“The kids probably haven’t been taught the gun safety rules they should have been taught. And ultimately it resulted in Candace’s death.”
Husley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that investigators are of the view that the shooting was accidental but didn’t rule out the possibility of criminal charges. “We don’t believe it was intentional,” She affirmed.
She was a member of the Mount Zion High School marching band.
“As we all grieve, it’s time for Eagle Nation to rise and support a family that has always supported us,” the organizer Tiffany Cantrell wrote. “Let’s help put this beautiful young lady to rest and give her family peace of mind.”
Sheriff’s officials made a plea to respect the family’s right to privacy as they are grieving the loss of a “bright young soul.”
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