Tradegy: Young boy kills himself with his father’s gun in Trelawny

Tradegy: Young boy kills himself with his father’s gun in Trelawny

An 11-year old boy was accidentally shot dead at his Trelawny home while reportedly playing with his father’s licensed firearm on Saturday. He was autistic.

The deceased has been identified as Malik Lawman of Perth Town in Trelawny.

According to reports, at approximately 10:35 a.m., the young boy was at home with his father when an explosion was heard.

When the father rushed to investigate, he discovered his son lying in a pool of blood in his (the father’s) room, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The police were summoned and the injured boy was taken to the Falmouth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is believed that the boy climbed up to where the father’s gun was left, and gained access to the weapon.

The Falmouth Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.

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