by Max Brantley
Little Rock police announced at a news conference this morning that a 14-year-old boy was found shot to death about 2 a.m. this morning at a house at 4600 Grand Street.
Channel 4 quotes police as saying at least five other people were in the house at the time and that it was known as a place where youths hung out. Those in the house apparently didn't know the youth, who had been reported earlier this spring as a runaway. His residence was listed by Lt. Terry Hastings as being 1412 Valentine Street. He identified him as Tyjuan Woodard.
UPDATE: Police say they now believe the death was an accident Hastings said interviews by police indicated that Woodard and a 13-year-old had been playing with a gun Wednesday when it discharged, hitting Woodard in the chest. He said the shooting occurred between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, though it wasn't reported until early this morning. The questioning continues. Hastings said the state Department of Human Services had been called to investigate conditions in the house for children.
Map shows the location of the home where the body was found when police responded to a report of a shooting.