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TEENAGER DIES FROM ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT WOUND

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A 16-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon after what police are calling an accidental shooting at the hands of a teenage friend.
Tomasito Ledesma, 16, was shot once in the head late Monday night as he and a group of friends were gathered in an abandoned building near Ludvig Harrigan Court, said Deputy Police Chief Novelle Francis. Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a shots-fired call just after midnight. When they arrived on the scene they found Ledesma alive. He was taken to Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital but died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Francis said that one of the teenagers in the group had a handgun and while he was showing it off it discharged and struck Ledesma. The youth in question ran away from the scene and is being sought by police, Francis said.
Meanwhile, police are investigating the death of Anthony Frasier, 37, whose body was found early Sunday morning floating near the fish market pier in Frederiksted. Frasier, an inmate at Golden Grove Correctional Facility, was due back at the prison last Friday after finishing the day at his work-release job, Francis said.
Frasier was last seen in the Estate Profit and Frederiksted areas before his body was pulled out of the water. As of Wednesday, results of an autopsy to determine Frasier’s cause of death were unavailable.
Frasier was serving a three-year sentence for receiving and disposing of a stolen vehicle. He was to be released on Dec. 19, 2000.

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