(09/09/13) - Police are still releasing few details about the accidental shooting death of a 14-year-old Saginaw boy.
It happened Friday in a home in the 500 block of Mason, on the city's west side.
There were other people in the house, but at this time, police are still not saying how Terence Holliday was shot.
"We're just heartbroken by this," said Lt. Brian Cole, of the Michigan State Police.
While police are saying the shooting appears to be accidental, they are not saying how it happened. Cole says detectives are still trying to figure out what exactly took place.
"They are still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence," he said. "The autopsy has been completed, in this case, and we are waiting for the results."
Holliday was a freshman at Saginaw's Arthur Hill High School, where grief counselors are talking to students about the incident. According to neighbors, a number of children live in the house with a woman, but it's not clear who was in the house at the time of the shooting.
"Unfortunately, you know, this type of thing happens when kids get their hands on guns," Cole said.
Cole says the incident serves as a reminder that guns should be closely watched in any home, especially when children live in the house.
"When you have young children, or young teenagers in the home, you want to make sure you have it in a lock box, or you have some type of lock on that weapon," he said.
While police are calling this an accidental shooting, they are still asking anyone with information about what happened in the home to give them a call.
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