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Southern Illinois teenager killed in "accidental shooting"

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Sadness and shock is present in a Southern Illinois community after an accidental shooting over the weekend.

Counselors were on hand on Monday for students and staff at Wayne City High School after the loss of 18-year-old Christian Marvel. 

Marvel was a senior at Wayne City High School. Marvel was at his house with a friend on Sunday evening when his friend accidentally shot and killed him.

According to police the friend, who isn't being identified, was handling a semi-automatic handgun that was believed to not have been loaded, but there was one bullet in the chamber.

The Wayne County Coroner pronounced Marvel dead at the scene. 

14 News spoke with some students and staff at the high school on Monday. They say Marvel was a good person and was friends with everybody. 

An autopsy was conducted, but the results have yet to be released. The Illinois State Police are still investigating. 

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