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WILMINGTON (CBS) — Police say a young boy has died from a self-inflicted wound during an accidental shooting on Friday morning.

Wilmington police say the incident happened at a residence on the 1300 block of East 27th Street around 9:45 a.m.

(credit: CBS3)

When officers arrived, they found a 12-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

The boy was transported to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in critical condition, where he later died.

Police state that a preliminary investigation has revealed that “the incident maybe self-inflicted or an accidental shooting.”

Police are investigating the incident.