Amari Markel-Purrel Perkins, of Clinton, Md., identified as victim of tragic accidental shooting

6:09 PM, Apr 11, 2012   |    comments
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CLINTON, Md. (WUSA) -  The name of the child who died after accidentally shooting himself has been released.

The six-year-old of Clinton, Md., ha sbeen identified as Amari Markel-Purrel Perkins.

He died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found in his home on Monday afternoon.

Prince George's County Police report that the shooting took place inside a home at about 3 p.m. in the 6000 block of Arbutus Lane in Clinton.  The boy, who lives with his great grandmother, reportedly went into the backpack of a 20-year-old male and found a loaded handgun.

 He then accidentally shot himself with it.

The child was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. He died of his injuries.

Police continue to investigate the incident.


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