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School officials say boy killed in shooting was a joy to be around

Grief counselors were at an elementary school Wednesday as students learn about the death of their classmate, killed in a shooting.

Lexington Police say 9-year-old TaShawn Watson and his little brother found a gun in the garage of their home on Folkstone Drive. The gun went off, killing TaShawn.

Fayette County Schools officials tell 27 NEWSFIRST they started calling parents of Watson's third-grade classmates at Cassidy Elementary Tuesday night to tell them what happened. Students spent Wednesday morning making cards in memory of their friend. TaShawn's siblings, who also attend Cassidy Elementary, were not at school Wednesday. We're told they are staying with other family members.

Lexington Police say the shooting appears to have been a horrible accident. They continue to investigate.

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