PANAMA, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma teenager has died after police say his friend accidentally shot him.
It happened in Panama, a few days before Thanksgiving. Police say the victim, Ryan Self was on a camping trip with his 14-year-old friend.
The 14-year-old tripped, causing his gun to go off, hitting Self in the neck.
He was taken to a Tulsa hospital, but died Sunday night.
His aunt said he had just turned sixteen.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon around 2 on Pierce Road in Panama, authorities said. The victim and a 14-year-old friend were returning from a camping trip when the 14-year-old tripped, causing his gun to go off, according to Sgt. Andrew Bevil with Panama Police. The bullet struck 16-year-old Ryan Self in the neck.