NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the teenager who accidentally shot himself early Saturday morning as 14-year-old Xavier Ennis.
Officers responded to the 3300 block of Park Town Street, near Cheyenne Avenue and M.L.K. Boulevard, around 1:30 a.m.
North Las Vegas police officers located Ennis who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to UMC where he succumbed to his injuries, police say.
NLVPD believe the 14-year-old accidentally shot himself. It is not clear how Ennis got possession of the firearm.
“This is a horrible event,” NLVPD PIO Alexander Cuevas said. “We are deeply saddened, and the NLVPD gives its deepest condolences to the family of this child.”