Friends mourn local teenager killed in accidental shooting
Police have released new information into the accidental shooting that killed a local teenager.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police have released new information into the accidental shooting that killed a local teenager.
On Tuesday, just before 3:30 p.m., Las Vegas police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Little Chow Avenue to investigate reports of a person being shot.
When officers arrived, they found 13-year-old Brooklyn Mohler of Henderson suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.
Mohler was transported to UMC Trauma Center where she later died from her injuries.
The preliminary investigation into the incident indicated this appears to be a tragic accident. The weapon in this event came from inside the home, and was being held by another teenage girl at the time it discharged.
At this time it is anticipated no charges will be filed in connection with the accident.
Mohler was a 7th grade student at Schofield Middle School. On the last day of school, a letter went home to parents and students on Wednesday, saying Mohler had died.
"Instead of being really happy, people have been really sad and it's been hard," said Mohler's friend Abraham Rodriguez.
Students at the school told Action News Mohler was at her best friend's house, just hanging out, when another girl accidentally pulled the trigger.
"You shouldn't even be holding a weapon like that, at that age. The fact that she got shot is unbelievable," said Bianca Barnette, friend.
Friends are remembering Mohler for her smile and upbeat personality.
"Her personality was just amazing. Nothing could bring her down. She was always smiling," said Alexa Palmucci, friend.
Investigators believe Mohler was at her friend's house without any parents, when the shooting happened.