17-year-old Tony Lawson, of Tioga, Louisiana, was with some friends when they started fooling around with a gun. According to police, "the victim and some friends were mishandling a firearm that they presumed was unloaded, and it discharged, striking the victim once."
Sheriff's deputies performed CPR on Tony until he could be transported to the local hospital. Tony was pronounced dead on arrival.
The shooting is under investigation and no charges have been filed.