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:
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.