Gunplay Kills Teen; Friend Charged Posted: Today at 11:40 a.m. Raeford — A 16-year-old girl was killed Wednesday night after she and a friend were playing with a stolen gun and the weapon discharged, authorities said. Jerticha Ford and friend were sitting in a car near her house at about 7 p.m. Wednesday and were playing with a handgun the friend had stolen when the gun went off, authorities said. Ford was shot once in the side and died later of her injuries, authorities said. Jamel Gates, 17, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case. Copyright 2007 by WRAL.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.