3 to face firearms offenses in child’s shooting death at Hawaii Boy Scouts camp
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police have concluded that the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy at a Boy Scouts camp was accidental.
Authorities said the incident happened on Aug. 28 at Camp Honokaia Boy Scout Camp near Honokaa.
Officials said an unsupervised boy picked up a loaded firearm belonging to his father.
As the child placed the gun back down, it discharged and the victim was fatally shot. An autopsy concluded that the victim died as a result of a single gunshot wound.
Through the investigation, police have deferred numerous firearm-related offenses to county prosecutors for review.
Detectives said they have initiated 23 firearm-related offenses, including criminally negligent storage of a firearm.
Police said the offenses are against three men who were at the scene of the incident, and have been identified as the registered owners of multiple firearms.
In total, authorities said 18 firearms and various ammunition was recovered.
This story will be updated.
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