Boy, 11, killed when gun handled by another child discharged in Monroe County

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.

Police said another juvenile had been handling the handgun in the home when it discharged.

Coroner Tom Yanak told local media 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.



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