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Funeral services held for New Boston teen killed in apparent accidental shooting

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A New Boston, Texas teen killed in an apparent accidental shooting was laid to rest Wednesday.  

Hundreds of people from the New Boston community filled the First Baptist Church for the funeral services of Semaj Williams.
    
He was shot last week at a car wash.
    
Authorities say his football teammate found a gun under the seat of a truck he was detailing and accidentally shot Williams.
    
His football teammates and classmates laid roses at the altar as they paid their final respects.  
    
"He was a great young man, he was a loving young man," said Coach Michael Hill. "He touched alot of hearts."

The 17-year old would have been a high school senior.
    
His family says it was his dream to win a state championshop in football this year.
    
William's classmates were dismissed from school to attend the funeral.

"We're going to attempt to give our students as much of a regular routine as much as possible, but yet with the support they need as they go forward," said Gary Vandeaver, New Boston ISD Superintendent.

Williams was buried at Antioch Prosperity Cemetery in New Boston, Texas.
 

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