16-year-old dies after accidental shooting in Alexandria

FAIRFAX CO. – Police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after an apparent accidental shooting in Alexandria, police say.

Officers responded to the 8400 block of Del Norte Court around 7 p.m. Thursday after a boy unintentionally discharged a firearm.

Police say the teen was handling a gun on a bed when it accidentally went off, striking him in the upper body.

The boy was taken to a hospital where, officials say, he was pronounced dead.