5 Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots And Kills Himself In California

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March 5, 2014 4:18 p.m.

A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun he found inside his Riverside County, Calif. home on Tuesday, police told NBC Los Angeles.

A neighbor called 911 to report the incident, and police pronounced the boy dead when they arrived at the scene, according to NBC.

A Riverside County sheriff’s official said the shooting appeared to be accidental. Police investigated the incident, but did not report whether negligence was involved the the boy’s death.

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