DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris states that the 13 year old Collinsville boy accidentally shot Sunday night – was transported by the DeKalb Ambulance Service to DeKalb Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as Eli Estrada – Collinsville School Assistant Principal, Jason Barnett, had this to say about the seventh grader:
Medical personnel along with deputies and investigators responded to the 9-1-1 call where they learned that a relative of the teen was in the residence with a gun which accidentally discharged.
No other information is being released at this time, other than the fact that the body will be sent to Huntsville for an autopsy by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.
The incident reportedly occurred in the area of County Road 51 and Highway 68.