At a Boy Scout camp in Hawaii, a young youngster was discovered dead from a gunshot wound in what authorities are calling an accident.
The child’s age was not made public by Hawaii island police in a news release regarding the event on Monday.
In response to a complaint of an unconscious youngster following a shooting, patrol officers went to the Camp Honokaia Boy Scout Camp on Sunday afternoon, according to the police.
The child was discovered deceased and what seemed to be a single gunshot wound by police and firefighters close to the rifle range, according to authorities.
He was transferred to a hospital and later declared dead, according to the police.
All of the kids and adults who were there have been questioned, according to the authorities.
Police stated that they do not currently believe that the child’s death was the result of foul play.
On Monday, the camp did not immediately respond to a phone message.
The Press was instructed to submit inquiries to the national media relations office of the Boy Scouts of America by a representative from the Aloha Council.
According to a statement from the Boy Scouts of America, the death was “reportedly unintentional” and was “related to a handgun discharge while participating in a Troop activity at Camp Honokaia.”
The Boy Scouts of America sent its deepest sympathies to the victim’s family, troop members, and the Aloha Council, it read.