A 6-year-old boy died after finding a loaded gun in a home

A 6-year-old boy died on March 16 after finding a loaded gun and shooting himself in the head inside a Miami Gardens home, police confirmed.
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A 6-year-old boy died on March 16 after finding a loaded gun and shooting himself in the head inside a Miami Gardens home, police confirmed.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.

Martin Vassolo is a general assignment reporter on the Miami Herald’s metro desk. He was a member of the Herald’s reporting team covering the 2018 midterm elections and Florida’s recount. Previously, he worked as a political reporting intern with the Herald and as editor-in-chief of the University of Florida’s student newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator.