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Teenager dies in Pend Oreille County shooting

A 16-year-old boy died of a gunshot wound in rural Pend Oreille County on Friday.

Sergio M. Tinajero, 16, of Yakima, was found dead near the 1800 block of Deer Valley Park Road after 4 p.m., according to a news release from the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. The body was found about a quarter-mile down a logging road and 200 yards into the woods.

Tinajero was hunting with family members when he was shot, according to the release. It appeared the boy died of a single gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from members of the public who may have been in the area at the time of the shooting. The office can be reached at (509) 447-3151.

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