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Child Dies in Shooting Accident at Home

An eleven-year-old boy died from an accidental gunshot wound in the capital-area town of Garðabær on Tuesday, RÚV reports. According to initial information shared with the media, the police were called to the child’s home, where the boy was found dead.

Capital-area police superintendent Margeir Sveinsson confirmed that the case was still under investigation but was not being treated as a criminal matter. A statement issued by the police reinforced this, calling the incident “a great tragedy,” but emphasizing that “there is no indication that anything criminal took place.”

Police are not providing any additional information on the matter and ask that the family be given privacy to mourn.

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