16-year-old boy shot, killed in Randolph home
RANDOLPH, Mass. (WHDH) -- A 16-year-old boy was found shot to death outside his Randolph home on Thursday evening.
Police responded to the shooting around 7 p.m. Thursday. Officers said 16-year-old Kyle Louzada died from a single gunshot wound.
The teen’s family told 7News that the shooting was a horrible accident.
“The initial story is that he was playing with a friend’s gun and it went off,” said Steven, the victim’s cousin.
Investigators said the teen was shot inside his Oak Street home, but officers found his body at the corner of Oak Street and Tangen Street.
“Yeah, right now it sounds like an accident happened, a couple of young kids panicked,” said Steven.
Neighbors say they didn’t hear anything, but quickly learned something was wrong.
“He was a very polite little boy,” said one neighbor.
“It’s tragic. I feel for the parents,” said another neighbor.
The District Attorney’s office said once the autopsy is complete they will be able to determine if the shooting was accidental or a homicide.
Meanwhile, the staff at Randolph High School, where Kyle was a sophomore, is trying to help students.
“Right now we’re obviously grieving his loss,” said Oscar Santos, the superintendent of Randolph Schools. “The faculty met this morning at 7 o’clock in the morning, put together a plan. We’ve had counseling services and supports for all of our students.”
Kyle’s mother is left to cope with yet another family loss.
“Our family’s been going through some stuff right now. This is actually the second son she’s lost in two years,” said Steven. “Really, Kyle was a good kid. He never got in trouble, except for some school work. He was a really good kid. Real polite to everyone.”
Police said they interviewed everyone who was inside the home and no one was arrested. It is still unclear how or why Kyle’s body was brought from inside the home to the street.
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