|Kyle Louzada, age 16|
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The teen’s family told 7News that the shooting was a horrible accident.
“The initial story is that he was playing with a friend’s gun and it went off,” said Steven, the victim’s cousin.
Investigators said the teen was shot inside his Oak Street home, but officers found his body at the corner of Oak Street and Tangen Street.
“Yeah, right now it sounds like an accident happened, a couple of young kids panicked,” said Steven.
Kyle’s mother is left to cope with yet another family loss.
“Our family’s been going through some stuff right now. This is actually the second son she’s lost in two years,” said Steven. “Really, Kyle was a good kid. He never got in trouble, except for some school work. He was a really good kid. Real polite to everyone.”
Police said they interviewed everyone who was inside the home and no one was arrested. It is still unclear how or why Kyle’s body was brought from inside the home to the street.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.
UPDATE (12/23/12): Kyle was shot once in the head, in the basement of his home with three friends. At this time it has not been conclusively determined whether it was a suicide, homicide, or accident.