HONOKAA, Hawaii (AP) — A child was found dead of a gunshot wound at a Hawaii Boy Scout camp in what police described as an accident.
Police on the Big Island did not disclose the child’s age in a news release about the incident Monday.
Patrol officers responded to the Camp Honokaia Boy Scout Camp on Sunday afternoon for a report of an unconscious child after a shooting incident, police said.
Police and firefighters found the lifeless child near the rifle range with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound, police said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Interviews with all children and adults who were present are ongoing, police said.
“At this time, police do not suspect foul play in the child’s death,” police said.
A phone message left at the camp wasn’t immediately returned Monday. A representative with Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council instructed The Associated Press to email inquiries to the Boy Scouts of America’s national media relations office, which didn’t immediately respond Monday.
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