11/27/2010

Police: Vt. man killed in prank when real gun used by accident

Friend meant to use air rifle, grabbed .22 instead

By the CNN Wire Staff

A 24-year-old Vermont man was fatally shot by a friend who used a gun in a prank, police said.

The alleged shooter apparently tried to prank his sleeping friend by waking him up with the loud sound of an air rifle, police said. However, police said, the man mistakenly used a real rifle in the prank.

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