Parents of teen gun accident victim settle lawsuit for $1M

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The parents of a 15-year-old Guilford boy who accidentally shot and killed himself at a friend’s house have settled their lawsuit against the gun owner for $1 million.

The Hartford Courant reported Monday that Kristen and Michael Song filed the federal suit on behalf of their son Ethan Song‘s estate. They alleged the gun owner, the father of their son’s friend, was negligent in that he unsafely stored the gun in his Guilford home.

Terms of the settlement were submitted as part of the final accounting of the teen’s probate estate.

Ethan Song shot himself in January 2018 with a firearm stored in the bedroom closet in the home.

The gun owner wasn’t charged. His son was charged with manslaughter.

The teen’s death led to stronger gun storage laws in Connecticut.

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