12-year-old Mo. boy killed in accidental shooting

A 12-year-old northwest Missouri boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself inside a home.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home in Breckenridge around 8:45 p.m. Friday and found the child suffering from a gunshot wound.

Investigators say the boy was mishandling the gun when it went off. He was flown by helicopter to University of Kansas Medical Center where he died.

Breckenridge is a town of less than 400 people about 75 miles northeast of Kansas City.

The boy's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at Breckenridge High School.

Breckenridge school superintendent Brent Skinner says Curtis' was nicknamed "Huckleberry" because of his freckled face and curly hair. Steven was one of eight seventh-graders in a district of about 85 students.

Skinner says counseling will be provided throughout the week for students and staff.

Investigators say they haven't determined whether charges will be filed.