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A 5-year-old St. Petersburg boy is dead after police said he accidentally shot himself. (Credit: WTSP)

5-year-old St. Pete boy dies in accidental shooting

A 5-year-old St. Petersburg boy is dead after police said he accidentally shot himself.

Ja’Cari Ellis shot himself Saturday afternoon and died a short time later at a hospital, according to police.

Officers told the Tampa Bay Times that the investigation is ongoing and it was not immediately known how the boy got the gun or who owned it. No one has been charged.

Further details were not immediately available.

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