Five year old dead from gunshot wound in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg Police Department is currently investigating after a five year-old suffered a gunshot wound.

It occurred at approximately at 3738 18th Terrace S.

When officers arrived they found a five-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The child, Ja’Cari Ellis, was transported to All Children’s Hospital where unfortunately he died due to his injuries.

Detectives remain on scene after the death of a 5 year-old

Investigators are looking into the circumstances that lead to the shooting but believe that Ja’Cari got the gun and accidentally shot himself.

The scene remains very active.

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