EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An 8-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head with a BB gun in East Stroudsburg last week, according to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.
According to Stroud Area Regional Police Department, on Monday, April 3, at 5:45 p.m. officers were called to the 100 block of Mill Creek Road in East Stroudsburg for an unconscious 8-year-old boy with a head injury.
Police stated the initial investigation revealed multiple children were playing in the area outside when the injury occurred. Detectives determined the victim was injured by a BB gun.
The victim was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, and remained in critical condition until he died from his injuries on April 12 at 12:42 a.m.
An autopsy was conducted on Thursday where the Lehigh County Coroner determined the cause of death as a gunshot wound and the manner of death as a homicide.
Officers noted no adults witnessed the incident and no other person was injured.
The incident and death are being investigated by the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.