Bay St. Louis, MS: 10-year-old dies in shooting

By The Associated Press

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy died Sunday in Bay St. Louis after what appears to be an accidental shooting.

Police Chief Mike DeNardo tells The Sun Herald a couple had their two grandchildren — a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old — visiting them at their home. DeNardo says the grandparents stepped out to get some food and while they were gone, the two boys starting looking around the home and found a gun.

DeNardo says investigators believe the 10-year-old accidentally shot himself, but an investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s name has not been released.