Lake Cormorant High School student killed in accidental shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lake Cormorant High School student killed in accidental shooting

Jaquarius Harper (Source: LCHS Football Booster Club) Jaquarius Harper (Source: LCHS Football Booster Club)
HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) -

A Lake Cormorant High School student was killed in an accidental shooting Saturday morning.

Horn Lake Police Department is investigating the shooting, which left 17-year-old Jaquarius Harper dead.

Police were called to Longwood Cove at 10:45 a.m. and found Harper unresponsive. He did not survive.

Another 17-year-old had a gunshot wound to his right arm. He was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Harper was a senior at Lake Cormorant High School where he played football.

The school issued this statement:

A Lake Cormorant High School student died Saturday morning. As our school community deals with this loss, we will provide counseling and support to any student and staff in need. We extend our prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the student's family.

Police believe the shooting was accidental, and that there were numerous children playing with a loaded handgun before the two were shot.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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