Investigation continues into death of 11-year-old at Big Island Boy Scouts camp

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Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 11:48 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 9:16 AM HST
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HONOKAA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 11-year-old boy was killed in an apparent shooting accident at a Boy Scouts camp on Hawaii Island on Sunday, police said.

Authorities have identified the victim as Manuel “Manny” Carvalho.

The Boy Scouts of America confirmed that Carvalho, a BSA registered youth, was involved in a troop activity at Camp Honokaia when it happened.

An autopsy performed Tuesday found that he died of a single gunshot wound.

Authorities responded shortly before 2:30 p.m. to a report of an unconscious child at the camp near Honokaa.

Responding officers found Carvalho lifeless near the rifle range.

He was transported to the Hilo Medical Center, where official pronouncement of death was made.

Police have not released any details on how he was hit by gunfire, but they do not suspect foul play in the Carvalho’s death.

Anyone with further information is asked to call (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

This story will be updated.