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Las Vegas Boy Scout Dies From Gunshot

(Las Vegas/KXNT) — Police in San Diego are trying to determine if the death of a 12-year-old at a Boy Scout camp was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head or an accident.

The boy traveled to San Diego with his troop for a week-long event on Fiesta Island.  His father was reported to be one of the chaperones for the trip.

Police received a call Monday morning which claimed the boy shot himself.  Officers found a gun in his tent.

A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America says there were no firearms programs at the camp, and the organization does not allow personal firearms at its events.  Grief counselors have been made available.

Investigators have been conducting interviews and hope to get more answers during an autopsy on Tuesday.

The boy’s family has asked that his name not be released.

There is no word yet if the Las Vegas Boy Scout troop will stay at the camp for the rest of the week or return home.

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