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Teen shot in prank taken off life support

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A teenager has died following a prank played by a group of teenage boys in northern Alabama.  Authorities say 15-year-old Jesse Rainey was taken off life support Friday at a Birmingham hospital.  The shooting happened early Saturday morning at a rural home in Tuscumbia where eight teenagers had gone for the weekend. No adults were present.  A group went outside to play a prank. They flipped off an electrical breaker to turn out the lights. Rainey then hid in a closet as part of the prank.  When one boy opened that closet door, Rainey jumped out to scare him. The boy fired a gun, shooting Rainey in the head.  Authorities are investigating the case as an accidental shooting.

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