A ten year old boy has shot himself dead at Chindebvu Village, in the area of Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre district while playing with his grandfather’s gun, police say.

According to police, the boy, identified as Omar Cheucheu sneaked into his grandparents bedroom where he started playing with the gun that the family owns.

It is said while playing with the firearm, the young boy accidentally pulled a trigger and shot himself dead.

His elder brother went to the bedroom after hearing the gun shots and found him in pool of blood dead.

After this, Omar was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chileka police publicist, Peter Mchiza has since reminded those possessing guns to ensure total security of the fire arms so that children must not reach out to them.

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