The shooting death of a 9-year-old Guyton boy last week appears to be accidental, authorities said today.
An autopsy on Landry Oliver was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Savannah.
“The initial investigation indicates that the shooting appears to have been accidental,” said David Ehsanipoor, Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “There are no immediate indications of foul play.”
Oliver died from a gunshot wound to the head. Charges are not expected at this time, however the investigation is ongoing, Ehsanipoor said.
Oliver, a student at Marlow Elementary, was shot with a .22-caliber rifle at a residence in the 100 block of Zittrouer Road at about 7 p.m. on Thursday. He was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on Friday.
The shooting occurred while Oliver and an 11-year-old neighbor where playing in Oliver’s backyard, Ehsanipoor said. The rifle had been in a shed at the home.