Police: 10-year-old boy playing with gun kills 11-year-old

ROANOKE, Va. (WSLS) – Roanoke Police say a 11-year-old boy is dead after being shot a 10-year-old boy Thursday afternoon.

The 11-year-old graduated from Westside Elementary School in Roanoke on Thursday.

At 12:18 p.m., police responded to a home the 2000 block of Carroll Avenue NW to investigate a shooting.

The preliminary investigation indicates the two boys found access to a handgun inside home and were playing with it when the 10-year-old shot the 11-year-old.

The 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The 10-year-old boy called 911 after the shooting.

Police say that at this time, it appears that no one else was present inside home when this incident took place.

Detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and evidence technicians continue to collect and analyze evidence.

No charges have been placed at this time. Further evaluation of potential charges, if any, will be discussed with the Commonwealth Attorney after all interviews are conducted and all physical evidence is analyzed.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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