PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a west Phoenix teenager has been fatally shot by a relative who pointed a gun at her.
Phoenix police responded to Saturday afternoon’s incident at a home and found the 15-year-old girl wounded. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Police say a 21-year-old man had been handling a firearm when he removed the gun’s magazine, pointed it at the teen and fired a shot. He is facing a manslaughter charge. Police say the suspect and victim are family members, but it’s unclear exactly how they are related.