SAVANNAH, GA. (April 5, 2014): A 12-year-old has been charged in the Friday night shooting death of an 11-year-old playmate in west Savannah.

The boys were handling a gun at a house on the 1400 block of Church Street when it fired about 9 p.m. Montrez Burroughs of the 800 block of Joe Street was struck and died at Memorial University Medical Center.

The 12-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18 and was being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate.