Hospital: 10-year-old boy found shot in Scripps Ranch dies; neighbors ID child as Eric Klyaz

Shooting on 10,900 block of Ivy Hill Drive

SAN DIEGO - Officials at Rady Children's Hospital said the 10-year-old boy found suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest in Scripps Ranch has died.

Neighbors told 10News that the victim is Eric Klyaz, a Fourth grader.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the shooting occurred in the garage of a townhome in the 10,900 block of Ivy Hill Drive. Neighbors said the garage was a popular hangout for many of the children within the townhome complex.

10News has learned that the boy was playing with a young girl in the garage at the time of the shooting and that the gun belonged to the girl's parents.

Police said the boy was handling the gun when it went off.

A neighbor heard the gunshot, went to investigate and found Eric laying in the fetal position on the garage floor.

Officers said they are questioning the girl's parents and her 14-year-old brother, who was supposed to be watching the girl at the time of the shooting.  

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