A 12-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself at a sleepover with a gun brought by a friend.
Max Mendoza was hosting friends for a sleepover at his family home in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista when the incident happened Saturday morning.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Police said a 15-year-old brought the gun to the sleepover, but how the boy obtained the weapon and who it belongs to is still under investigation, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Investigators spoke with the teenager, who was later released to his family.
Family told the Union-Tribune that they heard a gunshot and ran to discover Mendoza bleeding.
He was carried outside and rushed to hospital, where he died.
The boy's mother, Aida Mendoza, told the paper that she held him in her arms and told him she loved him as he said 'Mom' over and over.
'I miss him,' she said on Sunday. 'He had a great heart — and a big heart.'
A 12-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself at a sleepover with a gun brought by a friend. Max Mendoza (pictured) was hosting