Authorities: 16-year-old Georgia teen shot uncle inside home

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ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — A 16-year-old Georgia teenager is accused of shooting his uncle.

E.J. Bess was shot by his nephew Saturday after the two had a confrontation about two guns that were missing from Bess’ bedroom, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a press release.

Investigators said Bess returned to his Alamo home that day to discover that his bedroom had been burglarized and his two guns were missing. He found the guns in his nephew’s bedroom, who lives in the same house as Bess, before the shooting happened.

Wheeler County Sheriff’s deputies found Bess with a single gunshot wound on his upper chest after being called to the home. He was airlifted to a hospital and remains in stable condition.

Investigators have not released the identity of the suspect. They said the teenager was taken into custody. Charges are expected in the case.

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