Jamaica News, Trelawny: 11-year old Malik Lawman of Perth Town in Trelawny accidentally shot himself while reportedly playing with his father’s licensed firearm at home on Saturday, December 1.
According to reports, about 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, Malik was at home with his father when an explosion was heard. His father went to find out where the sounds came from and found his son lying in a pool of blood in his room, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The police were summoned and the victim was taken to the Falmouth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Malik who suffers from Autism, is believed to have entered his father’s room, climbed up to where the father’s gun was kept and got a hold of the weapon.
The Falmouth Police are investigating the incident.