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15-year-old boy kills himself while shooting animals that jumped into his trash cans

By Alexis Bell 1:41 PM February 11, 2018
Cat near trash can (illustration)

A teenager accidentally killed himself while trying to shoot animals that were rummaging through his trash cans, according to police in Florida.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said that they have launched an investigation after 15-year-old Wyatt Austin Ballard Hall died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

So far, no charges have been filed as the shooting appears to be a tragic accident.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday, at around 9:00 p.m.

Hall was in his home located at 14930 Albritton Road when he heard animals rummaging through the garbage cans.

He and his three friends went outside with a handgun.

While Hall was trying to shoot the animals, he shot himself.

Hall’s three friends then ran away from the scene.

Hall managed to walk into his home and told his parents that he accidentally shot himself while trying to kill the animals in the garbage cans.

Earl and Tiffany Hall call for help but paramedics were unable to revive their son.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.