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Saturday, 15 April, 2000, 12:51 GMT 13:51 UK
Two die in US shooting

Two teenagers have died in a shooting incident in the United States.

Police in Pennsylvania say a 13-year-old boy shot a 16-year-old boy with a rifle he did not know was loaded.

He then used the rifle to kill himself.

State police sergeant Matt Wright said the younger boy, Ian Fuiek, apparently shot James Prough with a rifle that was in Fuiek's home.

The boy telephoned the emergency services for help before his death on Friday.

"We have a tape of the 911 call, and we are studying it to determine the sequence of events," Sgt Wright said.

President Clinton meanwhile marked the first anniversary next week of the US's worst school shooting incident - at Colombine High School in Colorado - by making more money available to put police officers in schools.

He also announced plans for a conference at the White House next month to address the challenges of raising teenagers.

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