Crime

Australian Student Shot and Killed in Oklahoma by Teens for "the Fun of it'

16-year-old has allegedly confessed to the killing

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An Australian student on a baseball scholarship in the US has been gunned down for "the fun of it", in an alleged random shooting by three teenagers.

Chris Lane, 23, was jogging in the small town of Duncan in Oklahoma last Friday, after visiting his girlfriend Sarah Harper, when he was shot in the back and left to die.

"He went by a residence where these three boys were, they picked him as a target, they went out and got in a vehicle and followed him," said Danny Ford, chief of Duncan Police Department.

"(They) came up from behind and basically shot him in the back with a small calibre weapon, then sped away."