LEXINGTON — A Lexington County teen has been arrested and accused of shooting his friend with a World War II-era Russian rifle.

The teen is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death Sunday of 19-year-old Kenneth Robert Nay.

Sheriff’s Maj. John Allard said that the two were close friends.

A warrant says the younger teen pointed the gun at Nay while checking to see if the gun was loaded. The warrant says the teen the pulled the trigger and the gun fired.

A deputy found a 7.62 mm Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle in the room. The rifles were developed in the late 1800s and were used in the Soviet Revolution of 1917 and were a standard gun for Soviet soldiers in World War II.