9-year-old boy dies of gunshot wound

The shooting is under investigation

WINDER, Ga. -- A 9-year-old boy has passed away after being shot inside of a Winder home, Barrow County authorities have confirmed.

The boy was found with gunshot wounds inside of a home on Avalon Court around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, but later succumbed to his injuries, according to Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith. 

The boy's name has not been released. On Wednesday, officials said the investigation into the circumstances behind the shooting was underway. 

Smith said investigators are trying to determine if teh shooting was accidental or intentional. 

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