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12-year-old Delaware boy may have shot himself accidentally

August 4, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a 12-year-old boy who died from a gunshot wound may have accidentally shot himself.

Wilmington Police say they responded to a call Friday morning in the city’s Riverside neighborhood. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Friday evening, police issued an update saying that while their investigation is ongoing, their preliminary assessment is that the boy accidentally shot himself.

The boy was not identified by authorities. No charges have been filed.

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