Police: boy fatally shoots another while playing with handgun in home with no adult present

wfir-defaultFrom Roanoke City Police: On May 26, 2016 at 12:18 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Carroll Avenue NW to investigate a shooting.  The preliminary investigation indicates that two juvenile boys found access to a handgun inside the residence. Both boys were playing with the handgun when one of the juveniles, a 10-year-old boy, shot the other boy, an 11-year-old, with the handgun.  The 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The 10-year-old boy called 911 after the shooting.  At this time it appears that no one else was present inside the residence when this incident took place. Detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and evidence technicians continue to collect and analyze evidence. The investigation is on-going.  Detectives have been in consultation with the Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney’s. No charges have been placed at this time. Further evaluation of potential charges, if any, will be discussed with the Commonwealth Attorney after all interviews are conducted and all physical evidence is analyzed.

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