San Antonio Child died after finding a pistol and shooting himself


Pensacola, Fl

Police are investigating after a 7-year-old child was shot and killed.

According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, when the deputies arrived the boy was declared dead.

Family members identified Geoffrey Taylor, 7, as the child. They say Taylor got the gun inside the house where his mother, stepfather, and siblings live. The adults in the family are gun trained and they are unsure why the gun is not secured.

Investigators are looking into the shooting and talking to family members inside the house.

Police say the shooting took place in a bedroom and there were no witnesses but several family members were in the house at the time, including the child’s mother and husband.

Police say the boy shot himself in the bedroom of his mother and husband, but they did not release whoever was his rifle.


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