15-year-old dead after accidentally shooting himself

Posted at 8:39 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 04:29:28-04

A 15-year-old is dead after accidentally shooting himself, according to Pinellas Park Police.

According to officials, early indication leads officers to believe that the shooting was an unintentional, self-inflicted wound. The accident occurred on Monday afternoon in Pinellas Park.

Pinellas Park Police Lieutenant Adam Geissenberger said that 15-year-old Elijah Mayhew was transported to Bayfront Health of St. Petersburg for treatment where he was later pronounced dead .

Investigators are working to confirm the circumstances behind the shooting as there were several people inside the house with Mayhew at the time of the shooting. Investigators are also looking into how he came to be in possession of the handgun.