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Community reacts after death of Knox County teen

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EDINA, Mo. (WGEM) -

The close knit Knox County Missouri town of Edina is in shock following the death of a local teenager.
 
Officials say 15 year old Logan Allen died Wednesday after being transported to a Columbia hospital. Allen reportedly died from wounds suffered Tuesday during what the Missouri Highway Patrol called an accidental shooting.  
 
While police are being tight lipped about the details, plenty of people are sharing their fond thoughts and memories of Logan.

"Logan was a good boy always had a smile.  Just a good kid in my view," said Delores Willier.  
 
Willier knew Logan since he was a little boy and like so many people in the community, she just can't believe he's gone.
 
"I don't know how it happened. I know it certainly wasn't aimed to happen but it did.  And I was just so shocked and I was just praying that he would survive," she said.  
 
Neighbors say the accident took place in a home on West Jackson Street.  Ken Berry didn't know Logan very well, but said he's still overwhelmed by what happened.
 
"This is a tremendous shock, you know living in a small town like this, this doesn't happen that often and to lose a young life like that, it's a really big shock. It's just a shock to everyone," Berry said. 
 
Even though this was a horrific accident, Berry hopes people can learn from this tragedy. 
 
"I think it should be a wake up call to everyone who has a gun in their home to make sure that gun's not loaded and if you have children to instruct those children to leave that gun alone or put it where children can't get a hold of it. That would be my take on it," he said. 

Knox County Coroner Jeff Doss says an autopsy was done WEdnesday, but it could take months before results come in.  He would not say if there was a preliminary cause of death or if an accidental shooting lead to his injuries.
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