FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A teenager fatally shot himself after playing with a pistol thinking it was not loaded on Wednesday morning, according to police.
Jared Hyndrich was playing with his father’s pistol around 1:40 a.m. in the 1800 block of Opeechee Beach Road.
According to police, Hyndrich’s parents were asleep in the home at the time of the incident.
Police say Hyndrich was in a room with a friend when he put the pistol to his head and fired one shot.
An autopsy will be conducted but police did not find any evidence of alcohol or drugs.