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Police Still Investigating Grandview Accidental Shooting And Death

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 GRANDVIEW, WA.- A 16-year-old Grandview boy was accidentally shot and killed last week and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

16-year-old Genaro Garza was shot and killed last Tuesday at a home on Avenue E in Grandview during an illegal gun sale.  

According to Grandview police Garza was the one selling the gun. Police say the buyer of the gun left it loaded on the kitchen counter.

18-year-old Omar Ochoa-Mendez picked up the gun and accidentally fired a bullet through the kitchen wall not realizing it was loaded.

The bullet hit and killed Garza while he was standing on the porch.

We spoke to one man who grew up on the street and just came back last week to visit his parents. He was shocked that something like this happened in his neighborhood.

“I was just back visiting my parents and then this happened, I was really appalled. I don't know what went wrong sometimes these things just happen,” neighbor, Alan Lewis said.

Garza was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland on Tuesday night where he died from the gunshot wound.

Police are still investigating the shooting. Ochoa Mendez is currently being held on suspicion of first degree manslaughter.
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