Boy who died on Fiesta Island was from prominent Las Vegas family

A 12-year-old boy who died from what may have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on a week-long Boy Scout camping trip at Fiesta Island was from a prominent Las Vegas family, KTNV-TV reported Wednesday.

Sources told KTNV that William Shook was the son of John Shook, a well-known Las Vegas attorney. His mother was Julie Shook, a deputy district attorney for Clark County, Nev.

The handgun that was found next to Shook’s body Monday was not registered and may have been brought with the boy from Las Vegas, San Diego police detectives determined.

Although the autopsy was conducted, no cause of death was listed for Shook on the San Diego County Medical Examiner's website Tuesday. The manner of death remains pending.

San Diego police found Shook dead inside a tent at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp near East Mission Bay Drive shortly after 7:30 a.m. Monday. He had a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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