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South Carolina Teen Uses Mother's Gun to Shoot, Kill Burglar

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Authorities in South Carolina say a 13-year-old who was at home alone used his mother's gun to shoot and kill a burglar. Authorities in South Carolina say a 13-year-old who was at home alone used his mother's gun to shoot and kill a burglar.

LADSON, S.C. - Authorities in South Carolina say a 13-year-old who was at home alone used his mother's gun to shoot and kill a burglar.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office told local news media outlets that the boy said he heard someone trying to get into the home Tuesday afternoon, so he got his mother's gun and went to the back door of the home.

Authorities said the boy told them he fired the gun through the door and the person outside fired back. They also said a silver-colored vehicle took the would-be burglar to a hospital and the person died there. The suspect hasn't been identified.

Lt. Christopher Brokaw said a gun was found in the backyard of the home.

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