Jerk’s Gun Discharges In Hotel, Bullet Goes Through Wall, Kills 13-Year-old Boy
North Carolina police say a 13-year-old boy is dead after a gun discharged in a hotel room and the bullet went through a wall into another room, hitting the teen, ABC 11 reports.
[su_center_ad]The shooting happened around 11:00 p.m. Friday at a Comfort Suites hotel.
42-year-old Randall Louis Vater has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The victim, an 8th grader, was identified as Nathan Andrew Clark of Lewisville, N.C.
Clark was in Raleigh to play in the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) which has since been cancelled by his team.
Some of the kids on the team were also staying in the hotel when the incident happened, according to ABC 11.
CASL released the following statement:
“We awoke this morning with great sadness to the unsettling news that Nathan Clark tragically lost his life late Friday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nathan’s family and to his extended soccer family: the North Carolina Fusion players, parents, and coaches. We find some solace knowing that a man has been charged in connection with this incident. However, we can only imagine the pain and sorrow the Clark family is experiencing in the wake of this tragedy. We respect their wishes for privacy during this difficult time.”
Clark attended the Calvary Baptist Day School in Winston-Salem. He was described as fun loving, energetic, and brought a joy and a special spark to the soccer team, by his coach.
“Heaven gained an amazing young man today. Nathan will be greatly missed by the whole Calvary soccer family. We love you Nathan,” Coach Kerth said.
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