UPDATED Thursday, August 2, 2012 --- 11:19 a.m.
CUBA CITY, Wis. (AP) -- Grant County sheriff's officials say the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy is still under investigation.
Authorities said Thursday three juvenile males gained access to a firearm last Friday and when they were handling it, the gun discharged and struck Gavin Klenzman in the head.
His published obituary says Gavin died at his home near Cuba City. Gavin attended Fulton Elementary School in Dubuque, Iowa where he would have been in the third grade.
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press
UPDATED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 --- 9:05 a.m.
From the Grant County Sheriff's Department:
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the death of 8 year old, Gavin Klenzman, of rural Cuba City, Wisconsin.
The preliminary investigation has shown that 3 juvenile males gained access to a firearm and during the course of them handling it, it was discharged and Gavin was struck in the head.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind everyone to make sure all firearms are locked up and not accessible to children.
Deputy Authorizing News Release: Captain Anthony Sheckles, Sgt. Nate Dreckman
Posted Friday, July 27, 2012 --- 4:15 p.m.
An 8-year-old has died from an accidental gunshot in Grant County.
It is unclear from the News Release who pulled the trigger.
Here is the News Release from the Grant County Sheriff's Department:
On July 27, 2012 the Grant County Sheriff's Department was notified that an 8-year-old boy had been accidentally shot with a gun in the rural Kieler area.
First responders, EMS and Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the scene and within a short time of arrival on scene, the 8-year-old was pronounced deceased.
This incident remains under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Department.
The Grant County Sheriff's Department was assisted on scene by the Dickeyville Rescue Squad, Jamestown First Responders, Grant County Coroner and the Dickeyville Police Department.