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.