KAMAS, Utah — The Summit County Sheriffs Office has identified the boy who died from an accidental gunshot wound in Kamas Wednesday.
Cash Cover, 11, passed away after what officials say was an accidental shooting at a home off of SR-248 in the Kamas Valley.
According to SCSO, Cash his older brother and mother were outside their home prior to the accident. The two brothers were given permission to use a BB gun to shoot on the property. At some point, the two boys went inside the home and accessed a handgun from a bedroom.
Shortly after, the mother heard screaming from the house and when she ran inside she discovered Cash with a gunshot wound.
Deputies arrived and immediately performed life-saving efforts on Cash. Unfortunately, Cash did not survive.
Initials reports claimed that Cash was 10-years-old.
The Cover Family released a statement following the passing of Cash:
“Our son Cash Cover lost his life in a tragic accident involving a gun. The injury was not self-inflicted. We truly appreciate the outpouring of love and support from our community and friends. We would like to thank all of the amazing people that assisted him including all the Emergency Responders, Life Flight and Summit County officials that did everything they could to help him.
At this time, we ask that you respect our privacy. We will announce arrangements to celebrate Cash in the upcoming days.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!”
-The Cover Family.