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Millsboro Delaware boy, 12, kills himself while playing with parents' gun
The News Journal (New Castle, DE), 8/13/2002

(Millsboro, Delaware)-- A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself while playing with a loaded handgun that he had found in his parents' bedroom.

The boy thought he had unloaded the weapon but had mistakenly left one bullet in the chamber before pointing the gun at his face and pulling the trigger.

Neither of his parents were home at the time of the inciden and the boy was left home alone to babysit his sisters, who were in the room when the shooting took place.

The boy's mother claims that she did not even know where the gun was located or how it was stored.

Written by Common Sense staff based on reporting by The News Journal.

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