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Fatal Injury to Juvenile ‘Self-Inflicted’

March 29, 2016, 4:21 PM HST
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badgeAn autopsy on the body of a juvenile shooting victim has determined that the fatal injury was self-inflicted.

The incident occurred on Friday, where the Hawai’i Police Department and Hawai’i County Fire Department responded to a report of a BB gun injury on Oshiro Road in Mountain View.

After arriving on scene, emergency personnel found that the injury was a gunshot wound.

HPD said Tuesday afternoon that detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section were told that the gunshot sustained by the male was a “self-inflicted wound.”

Foul play has been ruled out in the incident, as it is being classified as a fatal at-home accident.

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According to HPD, detectives are working with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney to determine possible criminal charges stemming from the storage of the firearm.

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