NEWARK — A teen who shot herself in the head late Friday night has died with the circumstances under investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Police were called to a house on Schley Street around 11:30 p.m. and found the injured girl.

Several adults and children witnessed the shooting and accompanied the girl to University Hospital, officials said.

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The identity of the girl and her family were not disclosed.

An investigation into the circumstances of the shooting is under investigation by the Prosecutor's Office.

RLS Metro Breaking News was first to report on the girl's death.

Another youth death involving firearm

Jah-son Jones, 18, of Pemberton was charged with reckless manslaughter after accidently shooting his friend, Nasiah Carson, 19, at Carson's home in Maple Shade early Friday morning while the two were playing with a handgun, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officials said that Jones, thinking the weapon was not loaded, had pointed it at his friend and pulled the trigger. Tragically, a round was still in the chamber and it was fired, striking Carson.

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