Police in Fort Collins think the death of a six-year-old boy on Sunday may have been the result of an accidental shooting.

That's according to a post on the Fort Collins Police Services Facebook page.

According to the post, someone called 911 at 6:22 p.m.on Sunday to report that a child in a home in the 1200 block of East Lincoln Avenue had just shot himself.

When medical crews arrived on the scene, they found a six-year-old boy with injuries that appeared to have been caused by a gunshot wound. The boy was rushed to a hospital where, sadly, he died from his injuries.

While the shooting remains under investigation, detectives at this point think the shooting may have been accidental.

According to the post:

"Tragic events like this have a lasting impact on everyone involved, including family, friends, and first responders. Words cannot begin to express the depth of our condolences for this devastating loss of a young life," said Chief Jeff Swoboda. "We will provide an update at the conclusion of the investigation. In the meantime, please keep everyone who's grieving in your thoughts and prayers."

Fort Collins Police Services is committed to conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident, as well as helping those affected by this tragedy. Anyone with information, who has not already spoken with police, is asked to contact Detective Matt Schuh at 970-416-8043.


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