Miami Gardens boy, 6, dead after he finds loaded gun, shoots himself

A 6-year-old boy died Saturday morning after finding a loaded gun and shooting himself in the head inside a Miami Gardens home, police confirmed.

Miami Gardens Public Information Officer Carolyn Frazier, who responded to the scene, said officers received a 911 call about 9 a.m. Saturday regarding a shooting in the 2100 block of NW 27th Court.

Frazier said a boy sustained a serious gunshot injury while in the supervision of two caretakers.

The boy, whose name has not been released and age Frazier did not disclose, was taken by helicopter to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. He later died, police said.