Smithville police says the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy appears to be accidental.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Smithville Police Capt. Tony Roetman says officers called to a Smithville home late Friday found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. He died a short time later.

The Kansas City Star reports Roetman says the teenager was visiting the home with several other people. He was handling a handgun when the weapon fired, hitting him.

Others at the home administered first aid until police arrived.

Roetman says the shooting was an unfortunate accident. No other details were released on Monday.

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