4-Year-Old Tampa Child Fatally Shoots Himself

Jul 31, 2017

Police in Hillsborough County say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house.

The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa.

In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was severely injured when police arrived and died shortly after arriving at Tampa General Hospital.

The state attorney's office is reviewing the case to determine whether charges should be brought.

No further details were immediately available.