Boy, 12, accidentally shot in head - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

UPDATE: Boy, 12, dies in accidental shooting

BARTLETT, TN (WMC-TV) - A 12-year-old boy has died after he was accidentally shot in the head Saturday.

Bartlett police and paramedics were called to the 6700 block of Kirby Lakes just before noon Saturday.

Officials said a 16-year-old who lives at that address was showing a 9 mm handgun to the boy, Brandon House, and two other children.

When the 16-year-old laid the gun down on a bed, House picked it up. Somehow, the gun discharged, striking House in the head.

Bartlett paramedics transported House to LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, where he died Sunday.

The 16-year-old is charged with juvenile possession of a handgun.

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