MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The District Attorney for Shelby County has determined the shooting death of a child was accidental.
Nov. 29, an 11-year-old boy died after he played with a pistol that discharged at a relative's home.
The home was located in the 3700 block of Station Way in southeast Memphis.
Investigators said the boy found the pistol under a mattress in the bedroom of an adult who was legally allowed to be in possession of a firearm.
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Officials said the adult was not in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but told the boy and his 13-year-old cousin to stay out of her closed-door bedroom.
Police said the gun was in a holster and the safety was on.
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