NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Police on Long Island have released the name of the 15-year-old boy who died after accidentally shooting himself while playing with a loaded handgun.
Nassau County police have identified the victim as Derek Cosme of Glen Cove.
Nassau County Police say that three youth were playing with a loaded handgun just after 8 p.m. in a Williams Street home.
Cosme fired a shot, hitting himself. He died at the scene according to a Nassau County Police Department Police Medic.
Police say the gun belonged to a retired corrections officer who lives at the home of the grandmother of one of the boys. According to police, the man has a licensed to own the pistol.
Police say the investigation is ongoing but no charges have been filed yet.