A family at Siumu is mourning the tragic death of a nine-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself while playing with a rifle.
The incident occurred on Wednesday evening, involving a 12-gauge rifle.
The boy, whose name is withheld, died instantly.
Police Commissioner, Egon Keil, confirmed the incident yesterday.
“Apparently what happened was that there was a shotgun involved and the kid was playing with it,” Mr. Keil told the Samoa Observer.