|Hunter True, age 17|
From the article:
The shooting death of Hunter True, 17, of Mason City, last month near Rudd has been ruled accidental.
Nicklaus Lala, 17, of Mason City, was handling a .22-caliber rifle that discharged, but “probable cause for filing of criminal charges does not exist,” Floyd County Attorney Normand Klemesrud said in a statement released Wednesday.
True and Lala were in a cabin at 1545 Foothill Ave. owned by Lala’s father, Jay. The incident happened about 7:45 p.m. April 22.
A bullet struck True in the lower abdomen, according to Klemesrud, and Lala called an ambulance.
True was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, where he died as a result of his injury.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the incident.Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.