Boy, 6, accidentally shoots self dead

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 26 2014 06:00 PM | Updated as of Sep 27 2014 02:00 AM

MANILA – A 6-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself inside his house in La Trinidad, Benguet last Wednesday.

The boy was reportedly inside his room in Barangay Pico when he accidentally shot himself in the chest using a homemade gun.

The victim's mother said the boy was about to go to school when the accidental shooting occurred.

She said the gun was just left to her for safekeeping by a friend.

Police have launched an investigation to determine whether there was foul play involved in the boy's death. – report from Mae Cornes, ABS-CBN News Northern Luzon