MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after his 14-year-old friend accidentally shot him in the head while the children played with a gun.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the boy died Tuesday at an Orlando children’s hospital.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Investigating Armed Home Invasion In West Miami-Dade
Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri says the children were visiting the Daytona Beach home of a relative of the teenage boy when the shooting occurred Saturday. Police say the two children broke into a locked bedroom, took a semi-automatic pistol out of a drawer, and were playing when the gun discharged. Officers found the wounded child lying face-up on the floor and bleeding from the mouth.READ MORE: Kendall Neighborhood Fights Back Against Planned Development On Norman Brothers Produce Property
Capri says the homeowners were legally able to own the gun and “did what they felt necessary to secure the firearm.”MORE NEWS: Rep. Matt Gaetz Associate Joel Greenberg Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges
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