13-year-old dies after accidental gunshot
A 14-year-old Grovetown Middle School pupil has been charged in the Halloween shooting death of a 13-year-old classmate.
Kristen Burnette, 13, was pronounced dead at about 11:15 p.m. at her home at 5048 Reynolds Way, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said.
A 14-year-old boy is charged with involuntary manslaughter for accidentally shooting her with a shotgun, Grovetown Department of Public Safety Capt. Donovan Jones said. He was being held Thursday at the Regional Youth Detention Center.