VICTORVILLE ( —   Authorities say a 17-year-old male accidentally shot an 18-year-old friend to death in Victorville.

The shooting happened Thursday, just before 8:50 p.m. in the 13000 block of Bennington Drive, deputies with the Victorville Police Department said.

Officials said Ronald McKinzie of Adelanto was shot in the upper body in a bedroom of the residence.

A preliminary investigation revealed that McKinzie was shot by an accidental discharge by a 17-year-old male juvenile who was also at the residence. The male juvenile was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for negligent discharge of a firearm, resulting in death.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney at (909)387-3589.


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