Authorities in Woodbridge, California are investigating the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy who turned the gun on himself during a Zoom class Wednesday.
The victim, Adan Llanos, was attending his virtual class when he abruptly deactivated his camera and microphone. He then shot himself once in the head.
His sister, who was also virtually studying in a separate room heard the shot and discovered him dead. She sought help from a neighbor who called 911.
San Joaquin County Sheriff is investigating the incident that occurred at around 11 a.m. and particularly how the boy obtained the weapon.
“We are deeply saddened to share that a student from Woodbridge Elementary School passed away today as a result of a gunshot wound,” the superintendent of the Lodi Unified School District said.
“Counseling and bereavement support services are available to students and staff during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with the family affected by this terrible tragedy. We also offer our condolences to the Woodbridge Elementary community.”