EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was shot and killed when a handgun being handled by another juvenile discharged in an eastern Pennsylvania home, police said.
State police in Monroe County say troopers were called to the Middle Smithfield Township home just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the victim deceased of a single gunshot wound.READ MORE: Elton John Will Make Tour Stop At PNC Park In 2022
Police said another juvenile had been handling the handgun in the home when it discharged.READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped Under A Shed In South Park Township
Coroner Tom Yanak told The (Allentown) Morning Call on Wednesday that he had yet to rule on the cause and manner of the child’s death. The coroner’s office does not release names of juveniles who die, he added.MORE NEWS: GOP Voting Law Bill Clears State House Amid Wolf Veto Threat
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