Richmond, VA—A man has died, after being accidentally shot in the head by his four-year-old great-nephew on Sunday.
The accidental shooting took place at a home in the 2300 block of Whitcomb Street in Richmond on Sunday. Officers were called to the scene at 11:20 a.m., and found the victim, identified as 58-year-old Casper R. Jones, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Jones was rushed to VCU Medical Center with life threatening injuries; he remained in serious condition until his death Tuesday.
Jones' four-year-old great-nephew is believed to be responsible for the accidental shooting. It is unclear how the juvenile came into contact with the firearm.
A neighbor who lives down the street is still in disbelief.
"He always watches the kids all day, it's crazy. He watched his nieces, nephews, grandsons...he is the babysitter for the family," said Tramel Woodson. "That's why I am sorry it happened to him. His own nephew."
Police continue to investigate the tragic accidental shooting. No charges have been brought forth at this time, but police say any possible charges will be placed by the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Stay with 8News for updates.
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