A six-year-old Georgia boy handed away after he discovered what he thought was a toy gun and by chance shot himself. In response to The Telegraph, Zi Zi Olmstead died on Nov. 5 in Calhoun, Ga.
Police Chief Tony Pyle stated Zi Zi discovered the gun behind his condominium constructing and by chance shot himself at round 3 a.m. on Nov. 5. Zi Zi’s mother, Tara Olmstead, reportedly let the canine out and when she went outdoors, police stated that her son adopted behind her.
Zi Zi reportedly stated that he had discovered a “toy” earlier than going again inside, and Olmstead heard a pop. She ran inside and located her son with a gunshot wound to his head. The “toy” that Zi Zi discovered was a 9 mm Taurus handgun, which was discovered subsequent to him.
Zi Zi was a scholar at Calhoun Major College in Calhoun, roughly 69 miles northwest of Atlanta. The superintendent for Calhoun Metropolis Faculties Michele Taylor stated that Zi Zi was cherished by his classmates, academics and employees members.
“He was cherished by his classmates, associates, academics and employees members. We proceed to maintain his household in our ideas and prayers throughout this tough time.”
Calhoun Metropolis Faculties additionally shared a message on Twitter with the caption, “Our deepest condolences to the Olmstead household, Zi Zi’s academics, and associates throughout this tough time!”
Our deepest condolences to the Olmstead household, Zi Zi’s academics, and associates throughout this tough time! 💔 pic.twitter.com/bDlfjGq5Lp
— Calhoun Metropolis Faculties (@CalhounSchools) November 7, 2022
The police are nonetheless investigating the capturing.
A GoFundMe was set as much as assist cowl funeral prices. A memorial service is being held on Nov.16, 2022, on the Nice Valley Baptist Church. The service begins at 6 p.m. and the household will obtain associates at 4 p.m. on the church. The household requested that individuals attending the service costume within the colours blue and purple to honor Zi Zi and his love of Spider-Man.