Rineyville teen dies after accidental shooting by friend

Published: Sep. 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2012 at 4:03 AM EDT
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Shelby Langley (Source: Coffey and Chism Funeral Home)
Shelby Langley (Source: Coffey and Chism Funeral Home)

RINEYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Rineyville teen died from what police reported as an accidental shooting at his home.

The incident happened on the evening of August 30 in Meade County. According to the sheriff, a 2012 North Hardin High School graduate, Shelby Langley, and his friend Louis Dercqu, 18, were hanging weapons on a wall for display in Langley's home in Rineyville when Dercqu accidentally discharged a 22 caliber rifle, shooting Langley in the head.

Langley died Saturday, September 1 at University Hospital.

The sheriff said the two were very good friends and that the case is being investigated as an accidental shooting with a possible charge of first degree assault if the state seeks an indictment.

The case will be presented to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office this week for a determination on how the state will proceed.

Visitation for Langley will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coffey and Chism Funeral Home, 769 Highland Ave. in Vive Grove, KY. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 314 E. Main Street in Vine Grove, KY.

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