Child who died after accidental shooting identified

Child who died after accidental shooting identified

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have identified a 7-year-old from McCalla who died after being accidentally shot.

The coroner says Trenton Levi Thomas was handling a gun in a bedroom when it discharged and he was struck. The shooting happened just after 6:00 pm Monday at a home in the 6400 block of William Drive in Concord.

He did not live where the shooting happened. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says Thomas was pronounced dead at 9:53 p.m. at Children's of Alabama.

Thomas lived in the McCalla area and was a first grader at Greenwood Elementary.  

"Just a sweet little boy, and everyone who met Levi Loved him too," said Dr. Gayle Gober, principal. "I spoke with his teacher this morning, and she said that he was always talking about how he wanted to be a race car Nascar driver when he grew up."

Students return to class Monday. Gober said the school will have extra counselors available.

"It does bring home how important and how fragile life really is," said Gober.

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