Police Release Name, Age Of Teen Killed In Accidental Shooting

A tragedy under investigation in Kinston, where say a 19-year-old is dead after an accident with a gun.

The Kinston Department of Public Safety says Kevin Cox was found with a single gunshot wound to the head. It happened at 707 Candlewood Rd. in Kinston, where lawmen say the teen was visiting a friend.

Witnesses told police, Cox had been handling a 38-caliber revolver and accidentally shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police originally reported the victim was 17. The latest press release lists the victim as 19 years old.

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