Police: Iowa boy has died from gunshot wound

MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in southeast Iowa say a 12-year-old boy has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office says the boy died Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Deputies found the boy with a gunshot wound Tuesday at a home in the small city of Mediapolis. Investigators later determined the gunshot was self-inflicted.

Authorities say no foul play was involved, but additional information about the circumstances of the death has not been released. A message left for Sheriff Mike Johnstone was not immediately returned Wednesday.

The Mediapolis Community School District is providing counselors to students.

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