One person dead in Gregg Co. shooting

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Gregg County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death in the 1100 block of Highway 31.

Deputies say 45-year-old James Carson was shot and killed at around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The home where the shooting happened is still tapped off with crime scene tape.

Family members at the home say a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot Carson with a deer rifle.

Officials say a juvenile was involved in the shooting but would not confirm if a 13-year-old boy shot anyone.

"Kilgore police department and Gregg county sheriffs office received a call involving a juvenile and an adult, upon arrival they located a deceased white male in the home. A juvenile is involved and other than that we're not going to comment on the juveniles involvement at all," says Gregg county sheriffs office chief deputy Chuck Willeford.

The Gregg county sheriffs office says they are still investigating the shooting.

An autopsy on Smith's body has been ordered.

No one has been charged in connection with Smith's death.

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