Police: 6-year-old fatally shoots himself with found gun
Police say a 6-year-old Florida boy died after finding a loaded handgun inside a home and shooting himself in the head.
Miami Gardens Police officer Carolyn Frasier told reporters the shooting happened Saturday morning when the boy was with two caregivers. His parents were not present. She did not release the boy’s name.
Frasier said investigators are still determining what happened. No one has been charged, but under Florida law a gun owner must take reasonable steps to assure firearms are not accessible by any child 15 or under.
Further details were not immediately available.
Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho tweeted in response to the news of the shooting.
Heartbreakingly unacceptable and entirely preventable. Early reports confirm one of our 6-year-old students accidentally shot himself in the head; an older child witnessed it. What will it take for adults to secure their guns? How much more heartache? When is it finally #Enough?!
— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) March 16, 2019