Philadelphia boy, 9, dies from gunshot wound to face, police say

Police: 9-year-old boy dies from gunshot to the face

PHILADELPHIA — A 9-year-old Philadelphia boy has died after suffering a gunshot wound to the face, authorities said.

According to WPVI-TV, the shooting occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at a North 20th Street home. Officers found the boy in a bedroom and took him to a nearby hospital, where he died, Philadelphia police said.

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Investigators are trying to determine whether the boy or someone else fired the fatal shot, according to KYW-TV. Other people, including at least one adult family member, were in the home at the time of the shooting, WPVI reported.

"There's evidence to believe that there might be some negligence involved in this," Philadelphia police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said, according to KYW.

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the case, but the investigation is ongoing, the news outlets reported. No further information was immediately available.

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