12-year-old boy dies following accidental discharge of gun in Elmira

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Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was found dead in Elmira.

WETM-TV in Elmira reports that according to Elmira Police, officers from the department responded to a residence on West Hudson Street for reports of single gunshot around 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

Upon arrival, officers found a deceased 12-year-old male.

Elmira Police had the street blocked off to traffic for a number of hours. There was an ambulance, and a fire truck on scene.

The incident is currently under investigation.

The person holding the gun believed it to be unloaded.

It was determined this was an accidental discharge.

The identities of those involved are not being released.

The Elmira Police Department says there is no further details at this time.

Follow WETM as they report new updates to this story.

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