- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Police are identifying a boy who accidentally shot himself to death inside a suburban Atlanta home as 11-year-old Alan Martinez.

Gwinnett County police said in a statement Monday that he was a student at Summerour Middle School in Norcross.

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Deon Washington said the boy was playing with the gun before it went off and killed him Friday. Washington says the boy’s mother was inside the home when he and a nine-year-old boy were playing in the garage shortly before 6 p.m. Friday.

The boy’s father was not at the home at the time.

Washington says police don’t expect to charge the mother.



Police are investigating how the gun got into the kids’ hands. Police say it belongs to the parents.

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