Police: 10-year-old boy dies in North Miami shooting

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A 10-year-old boy died after shooting himself in North Miami Monday, police confirmed to Local 10 News on Tuesday.

It happened early Monday evening at a home along the 14000 block of Northwest Fifth Place in North Miami.

The boy was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police described the shooting as self-inflicted and didn’t suspect any foul play. They’re still looking into the circumstances surrounding what happened.

Local 10 News also learned that the gun is registered to the father of the 10-year-old. The parent was also home at the time of the shooting, according to police.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, police said charges could be filed.

Police said the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.

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Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.