Boy Scout, 12, Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot

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A 12-year-old boy died Monday morning after shooting himself in the head at a Boy Scout camp on Fiesta Island, San Diego Police said.

The shooting was reported as an attempted suicide at 7:36 a.m., San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings said. The boy was declared dead at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp.

Police originally said that the victim was 11 years old. At a mid-morning news conference, Hastings said he was actually 12 years old and had arrived at the camp Sunday afternoon with a group of about 20 Scouts from Las Vegas.

The group was scheduled to stay at the camp through July 5, Hastings said.

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