BOY , 9, DIES AFTER SHOOTING HIMSELF WITH A HANDGUN INSIDE HIS GEORGIA HOME WHEN HE CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL

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BOY , 9, DIES AFTER SHOOTING HIMSELF WITH A HANDGUN INSIDE HIS GEORGIA HOME WHEN HE CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL 

The third grader shot himself with a handgun in Winder, Georgia on Wednesday

The nine-year-old had gotten off his school bus shortly before the incident He was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Atlanta but tragically died hours later

Officers said handgun had been secured but the boy managed to get hold of it

A nine-year-old boy has died after shooting himself at his home in Georgia when he came home from school.

The third grader had gotten off his school bus in Winder, north-east of Atlanta, on Wednesday afternoon shortly before the incident.

Investigators say the boy shot himself with a handgun inside the home.  

The nine-year-old boy died from his injuries after shooting himself with a handgun at his home in Winder, Georgia (above) on Wednesday after he got off the school bus

The boy was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Atlanta but he tragically died from his injuries just before 11pm.

Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith told Channel 2 that the weapon had been secured but the boy was still somehow able to get hold of it.  

A team of counselors and law enforcement officials were sent to Yargo Elementary School on Thursday to help the boy’s friends and staff deal with the tragedy. 

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