Kansas 8th-grader dies in accidental shooting

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A 14-year-old boy from northern Kansas has died after a firearm accident over the weekend.

According to an obituary, Mason Berk died Saturday at a hospital in Concordia, following and "accidental firearm discharge." He was an 8th grade student at Concordia Junior High School and turned 14 on March 25.

An email sent to parents in the Concordia school district called the incident a "tragic firearm accident."

Additional information about the incident was not provided.

"Mason was every bit a teenage boy, he loved hunting, being outdoors, country music, woodworking, K-State, the Chiefs and Royals but especially farming with his Dad," the obituary says. "He had a heart bigger than life itself and loved his family, friends and acting silly or goofy."

Mason's funeral will be held Thursday morning. Click here for more information. 

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