JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The shooting death of a 10-year-old
Jackson boy has been ruled accidental by a county coroner.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart says a preliminary
examination of the boy's body shows the wound is consistent with an
accidental shooting. She said the bullet hit the boy in the arm and
struck an artery.
Jackson police say the boy's family members told investigators
that he may have been playing with a gun they kept in the house for
protection when the shooting occurred Friday night.
Police have not filed any charges in the case.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,