Boy Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self With Mini Replica Cannon

January 24, 2012 Updated Jan 24, 2012 at 6:10 PM EDT

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Boy Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self With Mini Replica Cannon

January 24, 2012 Updated Jan 24, 2012 at 6:10 PM EDT

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, police said a 14-year-old Utah boy was killed Monday morning after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a miniature replica cannon inside his home.

According to the Tribune report, police said the cannon has a six-inch barrel and is designed to fire a .50-caliber round. Police said it has not yet been determined what kind of combustible material was used or how it was ignited, according to the Tribune.

Read The Salt Lake Tribune story HERE.