Nez Perce Tribal Police and the Nez Perce Sheriff's Department are investigating the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old boy Wednesday evening at a Lapwai home.
This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that law enforcement were called to a single-story home on Lolo St. in Lapwai Wednesday. That's where they found the boy who had been shot in the chest. They rushed the child to the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
The Nez Perce County Coroner said the child died last night, but did not release the boy's name.
Because the incident occurred on the Nez Perce Reservation, the FBI have joined the investigation in addition to tribal police and the Nez Perce Sheriff.