On Saturday, a 10-year-old kid died in Philadelphia after discovering a pistol in his house and fatally shooting himself.
According to police, the kid and his 8-year-old sister discovered the pistol in a cupboard in their North Philadelphia home while they were alone.
According to Philadelphia police, the boy’s sister fled to the neighbors when the youngster shot himself in the head shortly before 6 p.m. and emergency services were called.
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
“We’re looking into how the gun got on location and who the owner of the gun is,” Capt. Lee Strollo told NBC Philadelphia, adding that police had spoken with the boy’s father.
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