Teen Arrested For Shooting Father

Silver City – A teenage boy has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder as Grant County authorities investigate the alleged accidental shooting of his father.

County sheriff's deputies say they dispatched Sunday night in reference to an accidental shooting in Mimbres.

The 16-year-old boy told authorities that he and his father were hunting in the McKnight Canyon area when the teen accidentally shot his dad. The boy says he then left his father to call for help.

The Silver City Sun-News says deputies and officers responded to the scene and began to search the area where the boy claimed the incident took place. But as of Monday, authorities say the man's body hasn't been located.

The names of the man and teenager haven't been released.

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