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Panama teen succumbs to rifle wound

December 3, 2013

A Panama high school teen died late Sunday from injuries suffered when he was shot accidentally by a 14-year-old friend while returning from a hunting trip.
According to Panama Police Chief John Whiteaker, Ryan Self, 16, of Panama was walking along the road with his friend when the accidental shooting occurred about 2 p.m. Nov. 23.
According to police reports, Ryan’s friend tripped and fell causing the .243-caliber rifle to discharge, striking Ryan in the neck.

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