18-Year-Old Boy Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself in the Chest: Police

Teen Shot in the Chest Bronx

What to Know

  • An 18-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the chest on Saturday
  • Robert Williams was found unconscious at an intersection in Soundview in the Bronx
  • Police said the boy was holding the gun in his hand, and accidentally shot himself when he fumbled the weapon

An 18-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the chest on Saturday, police said. 

Robert Williams, who lives in the Soundview section of the Bronx, was found unconscious and unresponsive at the intersection of Watson and Ward avenues — just steps from his home — around 5:09 p.m., the NYPD said. 

Williams, who had a gunshot wound to his chest, was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. 

Police said the boy was holding the gun in his hand, and accidentally shot himself when he fumbled the weapon. 

An investigation is ongoing.

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