Police: Child accidentally shoots, kills self in Gwinnett County

Family and friends comforted each other outside the house where the boy died in Norcross.

NORCROSS, Ga. — Police say an 11-year-old child accidentally shot and killed himself in Gwinnett County Friday.

Investigators are on the scene on the 4900 block of Appaloosa Trail in Norcross.

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The 11-year-old and a 9-year-old were playing with the gun inside the garage when it went off, according to officers.

The mother was inside the home at the time. Police say they do not expect to file charges against the mother.

"This is a very sad and unfortunate reminder for gun owners to ensure that your guns are locked in a place that children cannot access," Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said in a release.

The 11-year-old has been identified as Alan Martinez, according to police.

Martinez was a student at Summerour Middle School in Norcross.