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Community holding vigil for 7-year-old Plymouth boy who accidentally shot himself

The child found a loaded handgun and died in an accidental shooting.

There will be a vigil Friday evening in Plymouth for the 7-year-old boy who died in an accidental shooting on Wednesday. 

Keyaris Samuels was playing with friends at his home on the 6000 block of Shenandoah Lane when they found an unlocked box with a loaded handgun and a hoverboard inside, according to the Plymouth Police Department. 

Samuels, a first grader at Wayzata Public Schools, grabbed the gun and accidentally discharged it, with the bullet striking him in the head. 

No adults were home at the time. 

The boy's mother told police that she has no idea whose gun it is or how it got in her home. Police are attempting to find the owner of the weapon. 

The vigil for Samuels will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. at 6050 Shenandoah Lane North in Plymouth. 

A relative organizing the vigil posted to Facebook that people are encouraged to bring teddy bears. Samuels' nickname was "Bear." 

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