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.