Published: May 19, 2010 10:21 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County Deputies are calling the death of a 15-year-old boy an accident. The sheriff's office says the boy has handling a revolver inside his home when it went off.

Cody Rossback, 15, died in a Tampa hospital after suffering a gunshot wound he recieved on Monday, May 17th.

According to reports, his mother heard a gunshot, then found her wounded son. Rossback was not breathing and had no pulse when deputies arrived.

The boy's stepfather said he doesn't know where the gun came from.

Sgt. Stephanie Eller with the Lee County Sheriff's Office says parents should talk to their kids early. "The younger children, when they start showing any sort of interest in guns or even older kids, they need to be taught at that point that guns can be dangerous and they can kill people and they can harm people."