UPDATE: Teen identified in fatal Crawford County shooting

LIZELLA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –  The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 17-year-old Malcolm Malik Bentley of Knoxville, Georgia.

His body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The investigating is still ongoing.

Stay with 41NBC.com for updates on this story.

LIZELLA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The GBI is investigating a fatal shooting involving two teenagers in Crawford County.

GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jamie Jones tells 41NBC the shooting happened around 10 a.m. on Springhill Church Road. Jones says a 17-year-old shot another 17-year-old with a shot gun.

Jones says investigators are trying to determine if it was an accident.

Authorities say the male victim died of a gunshot wound to the upper body. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says the victim’s name is being withheld until family members have been notified.

Crawford County Coroner Allen O’Neal says the victim died at a Macon hospital.

Jones says no charges have been filed at this time.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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