(SAN DIEGO) — San Diego police say that a 12-year-old boy scout took his own life Monday at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp in the city’s Mission Bay.
According to authorities, the boy shot himself in the head. No other scouts were wounded in the incident.
Immediately afterwards, the camp was put on lockdown with investigators questioning both scouts and their parents.
The identity of the dead boy was withheld although police said he was part of a scout troop from Las Vegas.
What investigators are trying to learn is how the youngster managed to sneak a gun into the camp.
In a statement, the Boy Scouts of America said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and all those who experienced this tragedy. Our top priority is providing support to our community and for those in the grieving process.”
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Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN
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