10-Year-Old Philadelphia Boy Fatally Shoots Himself After Finding Gun in His Home

A 10-year-old boy died in Philadelphia on Saturday after finding a gun in his home and fatally shooting himself.

Police said the boy and his 8 year-old sister found the gun in a cabinet in their home in North Philadelphia while they were alone.

The boy’s sister ran to the neighbors when the child shot himself in the head just before 6 p.m. and emergency services were called, according to Philadelphia police.

The boy was brought to a local hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Ben Kesslen