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Shooting in South Nashville leaves teen dead Monday evening

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-01 13:54:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — One teen is dead after a shooting Monday evening in South Nashville.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the shooting happened around 5:45 p.m. in a woodline off Benzing Road between 16-year-old Misael Juarez-Nunez and 13-year-old Abiel Euceda.

Juarez-Nunez reportedly told police he and Euceda were playing with a loaded gun when Euceda was shot. Juarez-Nunez stayed on the scene after the shooting and attempted to render aid.

Police said in August that detectives are investigating a claim that this was an accidental shooting. On September 1, Juarez-Nunez was charged with criminal homicide in the deadly shooting.

A GoFundMe for Euceda's family has been set up to raise money for the funeral.