ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A teen who was shot and killed in St. Petersburg over the weekend may have died from a self-inflicted wound, the police department explained Monday in an update.
Preliminary findings indicate the teen, identified as Trill Wright, was handling a gun and accidentally shot himself, police report. The Pinellas Medical Examiner has yet to confirm the information.
Investigators are still working to figure out how the teen got the gun in the first place.
The shooting death of Wright prompted a police investigation Saturday afternoon.
St. Pete police said the call of a person shot came in just after 4:30 p.m. at a home near 12th Avenue South and 43rd Street South in the Childs Park neighborhood.
Wright was visiting a friend's house at the time of the shooting, a St. Petersburg police spokesperson told 10 Tampa Bay. He was rushed to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital where he later died, according to authorities.