Boy dies in accidental shooting at St. Pete apartment, police say
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old boy died after an accidental shooting at a St. Petersburg apartment on Lynn Lake Circle South Friday evening, police said.
The boy died from a gunshot wound at the scene, according to officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Officers responded to the apartment at the Reserve at Lynn Lake Point around 5 p.m. after an adult sibling called 911, SPPD officials said. Investigators have said they do believe the shooting was accidental.
An adult and five juveniles were at the apartment when the boy was shot, according to officers. Authorities have located the owner of the gun, but have not released their identity.