4-year-old killed in accidental shooting identified - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

4-year-old killed in accidental shooting identified

(WMC-TV) - No arrests have been made in the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy.

According to the Memphis police, Joshua Johnson was playing with a gun Monday when it went off.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers responded to the call at an apartment complex at 3988 Camelot Lane Monday.

When they arrived, they found the 4-year-old had been shot.

"It feels sad. Very sad. Yeah, I hate to hear that," said neighbor Carol Maris, who has played with the little boy before," "He's very active. Just like a child. Very active. Loved to play toys, stuff like that. He be outside sometimes playing with his trucks and stuff. Real good kid."

A good kid, who is now dead after a heartbreaking sequence of events.

Investigators were on the scene for more than three hours, discussing the situation with several people, one of whom was in the back seat of a police car.

At this point, no arrests have been made, but detectives are still working to figure out where the gun came from, how the boy got it, and who, if anyone, was supervising him at the time of the shooting.

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