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15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shoots 12-Year-Old Cousin in Carlsbad

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CARLSBAD, N.M. - A tragic death in Carlsbad. Police say a 15-year-old boy shot his 12-year-old cousin dead.

The shooting happened Wednesday morning at a home on North Olive Street.

Police say the teen pointed the gun at the 12-year-old after the boy pointed a toy pistol at him.

He told officers he thought he cleared the gun when he pulled the trigger.

The 12-year-old was shot in stomach area.

Police say the teen and his sister were in the front yard when officers arrived.

They told officers the boy was shot in a drive-by.

However, after questioning, the offers say the 15-year-old admitted to shooting his cousin accidentally.