By CBS3 Staff

BROWN MILLS, N.J. (CBS) — Officials say a 4-year-old boy has died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head in Brown Mills, Pemberton Township. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. Friday on Maricopa Trail in Brown Mills, which is about five miles from Fort Dix.

Pemberton Township police responded to a call of a child shot at the home in Brown Mills, where the boy was then rushed to Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina says the boy was pronounced dead at 8 p.m.

Coffina says the gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted, but the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.

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One neighbor was surprised to see police activity in the quiet neighborhood.

“I just pulled up and I saw the cars, the police vans and news vans. It’s a nice neighborhood, it’s a quiet neighborhood. You definitely don’t see a lot of police cars and stuff out here,” neighbor Edward Kinsler said.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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CBS3’s Kimberly Davis contributed to this report.