The family of a 15-year-old boy killed in an accidental shooting in northeast Iowa is urging people interested in guns to learn how to safely handle them.
Butler County authorities say Kain Allen Schild died Thursday afternoon in rural Clarksville. Details about what happened have not been released. Officers and medics sent to the scene found three people, all under 18. Clarkesville is 95 miles (150 kilometers) northeast of Des Moines.
The boy was a freshman at Clarksville High School, and his obituary on the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home site says he loved to hunt, fish and trap. The obituary also said his family “would like to encourage those interested in weaponry to take gun safety classes.”
The Clarksville school district is offering grief counseling to students and staff members.