12-year-old Yonkers boy dies after shooting himself in head with illegal gun: police
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A 12-year-old boy died days after shooting himself at a Yonkers apartment on April 13, 2019.

By Ashley Soley-Cerro and Andrea Cavallier, WPIX

YONKERS, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A 12-year-old Yonkers boy has died days after he shot himself in the head with an illegal gun while he was home alone, police said Wednesday.

A 12-year-old boy died days after shooting himself at a Yonkers apartment on April 13, 2019. (PIX11) Nyran Plummer died in the overnight hours after shooting himself Saturday shortly before noon at an apartment on Nepperhan Avenue, according to police.

That day, Plummer was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in grave condition. Police said he was not expected to survive. A medical examination of his head indicated that he suffered an apparent gunshot wound to his right temple.

An investigation revealed the boy was home alone with a younger neighbor, who was in a separate room. At some point, the boy found the loaded handgun and discharged two cartridges in the bedroom, with one bullet striking a window and the other striking the boy in what appears to be a self-inflicted, potential accident.

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