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Fatal shooting of 16-year-old Lee High School student in Bellaire appears to be accidental

Sunday, November 24, 2013
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A 16-year-old high school student was fatally shot Saturday night at a southwest Houston apartment, and police now believe it was an accident.

The shooting happened around 8pm in the 6100 block of Bellaire Boulevard near Hillcroft.

Lee High School student Edwin Rajo's family tells us he was visiting a friend at the Bellaire Garden Apartments when he was shot in the chest. Rajo died at the scene.

According to Houston police, Rajo and two friends were playing with a .45 handgun when it accidentally discharged.

The shooting will be referred to a grand jury. As of Sunday, no charges had been filed.

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