13-year-old Accidentally Shot by Fellow Teen

Monday, December 29th 2008, 3:51 pm
By: News 9

By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

CHANDLER, Oklahoma -- Lincoln County deputies are investigating an accidental fatal shooting of a teenager by a 13-year-old.

The 13-year-old victim, Michael Contway, was shot in the head and was transported to OU Medical Center Monday night. He died on Tuesday, deputies said.

The incident happened near Post and Red Rock roads southwest of Chandler.

A fire official said Contway's 13-year-old friend was visiting his home when the accidental shooting happened. The two boys were home alone, deputies said.

Sheriff's deputies are trying to determine how boys got a hold of the .22 caliber and how the shooting occurred.

Captain Mike Madden with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said these kind of accidents can be prevented by parents.

"School your children. Don't just say 'leave it alone,' school them. Teach them what a gun will do," Captain Madden said.

Friends described Michael as outgoing, fun and a typical country boy.