NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) – Police say a 12-year-old boy has accidentally shot himself to death inside a suburban Atlanta home.
Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Deon Washington tells local news media that the boy was playing with the gun before it went off and killed him Friday. Washington says the boy’s mother was inside the home when he and a nine-year-old boy were playing in the garage shortly before 6 p.m.
The boy’s father was not at the home at the time.
Washington says police don’t expect to charge the mother.
Police are investigating how the gun got into the kids’ hands.
Police say the gun belongs to the parents.