Teenage boy accidentally killed by his teen family member in Val d’Or

Emergency services responded to a rural area on Chemin de la Plage, in the Vassan area, in Val d’Or on the report of a shooting on June 14th.

Despite life-saving efforts, the boy was pronounced at the scene. It has been reported that another boy was handling a firearm near the victim when the firearm discharged. Investigators believe the death was an accident, although they have not ruled out anything.

 The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.