WESTMINSTER — Investigators have still not determined if a 17-year-old who died from a gunshot wound to the head shot himself while playing with a handgun or was shot by someone else, police said Friday.
The body of Quy Tung Nguyen of Westminster was found Thursday afternoon inside an apartment in the 13700 block of Edwards Street by officers investigating reports of gunfire, Sgt. Mike Mittelstaedt said.
"There were people inside of the living room passing the gun around and playing with it," Mittelstaedt said. "The victim suffered a head wound and the gun was found underneath his body. But we have not proved that he did it to himself so we are handling it like a homicide."
Immediately after the shooting, two young men were seen running out of the apartment, witnesses told police. They were later tracked down by investigators and are not considered suspects, the sergeant said.