Police: Teen dies after unintentionally shooting himself

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 15-year-old Newport News boy died after unintentionally shooting himself in James City County, police say.

Police were called to a home on Skiffes Creek Circle Thursday afternoon, and found the teen suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

“I just walked out side and saw all the police presence and I knew something was going on,” neighbor Amanda Warnock said.

“It’s just, I have four kids of my own. So just thinking about it gives me the shakes,” Warnock said. “I can’t imagine. I couldn’t even imagine what they are going through right now.”

He was taken Riverside Hospital Doctors’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say a preliminary investigation found the teen was “playing” around with a handgun and unintentionally shot himself in the head.

A neighbor who didn’t want to be named said that a woman who lived in the home told the neighbor they didn’t have any guns in the house.