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Pike County youth dies from gunshot

A 16-year-old Pike County boy died Sunday morning after he was shot in the head with a high-powered rifle.

When Kentucky State Police troopers arrived about 1 a.m. at the home in Huddy, northeast of Pikeville, Raymond Christian Rice was dead, state police said.

Police are still investigating the shooting. Detectives say it appears that another juvenile in the home discharged the gun, but it is too early to say why the gun fired and whether it was accidental.

No charges have been filed.

Rice's body has been sent to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

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