Boy Scout Killed At Camp Brought Handgun With Him

SAN DIEGO (July 2, 2014) A 12-year-old boy who died from a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego brought the handgun with him from his hometown of Las Vegas, police say.

San Diego County coroner's investigators performed an autopsy Tuesday, but neither they nor police would say whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental.

Police Lt. Mike Hastings told the Los Angeles Times the gun wasn't registered.

Initial reports said the boy was shot in the head, but police now say it was the upper torso.

He was part of a group of 20 Scouts whose chaperones included his father.

The group arrived Sunday from Las Vegas and had intended to stay until Saturday.

The program allows Scouts to camp, sail, kayak, and do other activities at San Diego's Mission Bay.


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