Four-Year-Old Pittsburgh Boy Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself in the Face

Ajani Lane (Photo: Provided)

A 4-year-old boy died after police said he shot himself in the face in East Liberty.

“This was a devastating tragedy. We believe it was an accident. A 4-year-old boy got a hold of a gun and shot himself in the face,” said Pittsburgh police spokesperson Cara Cruz.

The family identified him as Ajani Lane.

“Medics were there immediately,” said Cruz. “It was literally minutes after this happened and they transported the child to Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition and very sadly he passed away a short time later.”

One guardian was in the home on North Negley Avenue when the shooting happened around 8:15 Monday, police said. Yellow crime tape surrounded the home with children’s toys filling the front porch.

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SOURCE: CBS Pittsburgh, Meghan Schiller