- Associated Press - Friday, August 4, 2017

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Long Island have released the name of the 15-year-old boy who died after accidentally shooting himself while playing with a loaded handgun.

Nassau County police have identified the victim as Derek Cosme, of Glen Cove. Investigators say the teen was with two other juveniles at a Glen Cove home Wednesday night when the gun discharged. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the gun belonged to a retired corrections officer who lives at the home of the grandmother of one of the boys. According to police, the man has a licensed to own the pistol.

An investigation is continuing.

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