November 17 2017
Kelso, Wash- The Cowlitz Coroner has released the name of the shooting victim as Edgar Vazquez. He was 13. He lived in Kelso. We are not releasing the name of the shooter at this time. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Carroll Road, Kelso. It is the home where the boy who did the shooting lived. The victim spent the night at the house.
Kelso, Wash - 10-14-17. Shortly before noon today a 13 year old Kelso boy called 911 and reported that he just accidentally shot his friend. Deputies and Aid Crews responded but they were not able to save the boy. He died at the scene.
There were no adults at the home at the time of the shooting. The boy was very distraught and detectives are hoping to be able to interview the boy to obtain more details surrounding the shooting. The young boy said it was an accident and that he thought the gun was unloaded. The shooter and the victim had been friends for quite some time.