An 11-year-old California boy has died in an apparent suicide while he was attending distance learning classes, authorities said.
Deputies responded just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday to reports that a person had been shot in a house in Woodbridge, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Upon arrival, deputies found a juvenile with a head injury who was rushed to a nearby hospital.
The sheriff’s office said the child died of his injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound several hours later.
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs also offered his condolences to the child’s family and friends.
“During this time, we have to check in on each other and our children, and know that community is the antidote to crisis,” he wrote on Twitter. “We have to prioritize our children as we persist through this pandemic.”
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