Fairfax County teen accidentally shoots, kills himself, police say

A teen in Fairfax County accidentally shot and killed himself, according to officials.

The Fairfax County Police Department said officers responded to the 8400 hundred block of Del Norte Court in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County at about 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Officials said the 16-year-old boy was handling a gun while on a bed when the firearm went off, striking the teen in the upper body.

The teen was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

No other details were immediately available.