13-year-old Newark, NJ, Girl Fatally Shoots Herself In the Head
NEWARK — A teen who shot herself in the head late Friday night has died with the circumstances under investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
Police were called to a house on Schley Street around 11:30 PM and found the injured girl.
Several adults and children witnessed the shooting and accompanied the girl to University Hospital, officials said.
The identity of the girl and her family were not disclosed.
An investigation into the circumstances of the shooting is under investigation by the Prosecutor's Office.
RLS Metro Breaking News was first to report on the girl's death.
Another youth death involving firearm
Jah-son Jones, 18, of Pemberton was charged with reckless manslaughter after accidentally shooting his friend, Nasiah Carson, 19, at Carson's home in Maple Shade early Friday morning while the two were playing with a handgun, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Officials said that Jones, thinking the weapon was not loaded, had pointed it at his friend and pulled the trigger. Tragically, a round was still in the chamber and it was fired, striking Carson.