10-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting in Daytona Beach
Child was shot in head, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 10-year-old boy has died days after he was accidentally shot in the head, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.
Police said the shooting happened Saturday night at a home on South Keech Street.
The child was with a 14-year-old boy and somehow, they gained access to a gun that was in a dresser drawer in a locked room and were playing with it when it discharged, striking 10-year-old Jentyvion R. Jackson in the head.
Jackson was taken to Halifax Medical Center before being transferred to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, where he died Monday around 3:30 p.m.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri called the shooting a "tragic incident," saying it's unlikely that charges will be filed.
"Please keep this family and child in your thoughts and prayers," Capri said.
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