MINERVA -- A 9-year-old boy died Friday evening after handling a gun.

The boy, Matthew Joseph Schreckengaust was looking at the gun with another family member when it went off at 16355 Malelane S.E.

Stark County Sheriff George Mailer says the shooting looks accidental.

Schreckengaust was taken to Aultman Hospital where he passed away.

The Stark County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate this shooting.