Friends, family to say final goodbye to Stoneham firefighter shot and killed

STONEHAM (WHDH) - Friends and family will prepare to say a final goodbye to the Stoneham firefighter, who was accidentally shot and killed by a friend.

David Atherton, 24, was shot by his friend as they were passing a gun around and drinking.

Visitation will be held at McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home in Stoneham Wednesday.

The funeral will be held Thursday at Saint Patrick’s Parish.

His friend was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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