ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 5-year-old boy has died after being shot Saturday afternoon, according to St. Pete Police.
Officers responded to 3738 18th Ter. S after receiving a call around 2:27 p.m. that a boy had been shot.
When police arrived, they said they found the boy, Ja’cari Ellis, with a gunshot wound.
Ja’cari was taken to All Children’s Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police at a press conference says investigators cannot say at this point whether the gun was legally owned, where Ja'cari was shot, and if this happened inside or outside of the home.
The family is cooperating with the investigation.