US: Seven-year-old boy kills self with gun found in box with toy

Police were called to a townhome apartment complex in Plymouth around 3 pm (local time) yesterday on a report of a child bleeding from the head.

By: AP | Plymouth (us) | Published: May 18, 2018 8:48:41 am
US: Seven-year-old boy kills self with gun found in box with toy Police said on Friday that the boy and three other children were without adult supervision when the gun was discovered in a box containing a hoverboard. The other children were outside when Keyaris accidentally shot himself. (Representational image)

Police say a seven-year-old boy fatally shot himself in his suburban Minneapolis home after a loaded handgun was found in a box containing a toy.

Police were called to a townhome apartment complex in Plymouth around 3 pm (local time) yesterday on a report of a child bleeding from the head.

When officers arrived they discovered Keyaris Samuels with a gunshot wound. Police said on Friday that the boy and three other children were without adult supervision when the gun was discovered in a box containing a hoverboard. The other children were outside when Keyaris accidentally shot himself.

The boy’s mother came home shortly afterward. Plymouth Police Chief Michael Goldstein says the boy’s mother told police she doesn’t know the source of the gun. Police are investigating and want to hold the gun owner responsible.

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