Police: Boy Dies After Shooting Himself In The Head At Boy Scout Camp

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Authorities said an 11-year-old boy died Monday after he apparently shot himself in the head at a Boy Scout camp near San Diego.

San Diego police Officer Matt Tortorella said the shooting was reported around 7:35 a.m. local time at a camp site on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, according to the U-T San Diego.

A spokesperson for San Diego Fire Rescue told local TV station KNSD that the boy was pronounced dead at the scene despite rumors that he had been taken to a nearby hospital.

Officials also told KNSD that the firearm had been secured but did not say where the gun was found. No other details about where exactly the shooting took place were immediately available.

The Boy Scouts of America offers weeklong camping programs on Fiesta Island from June through August. Parents were not asked to pick up their children and the camp was expected to continue, according to KNSD.

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