Police: Teen dead after he accidentally shot himself in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- A 15-year-old boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head, police say. 

The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, in the 1700 block of Skiffes Creek Circle. 

James City County Police Deputy Chief Steve Rubino tells 13News Now the Newport News boy got ahold of the gun while visiting his cousin in Williamsburg. 

Rubino says the 15-year-old was playing with the gun when he accidentally shot himself. 

No foul play is suspected, and Rubino says charges are not likely. 

 

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