The teenager who accidentally shot himself in the head Monday night after dropping his handgun as he was playing with a cat in a Nashville park has died.

Just after 10 pm Monday, 19-year-old Craig Lambert was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

Witnesses told police that the accident occurred as Lambert—a student at Tennessee State University—sat with friends at a picnic table in Hadley Park. As the 19-year-old played with a cat, he either dropped his gun or it fell from his pocket, depending on which local news report you believe.

Metro police spokesman Dan Aaron told The Tennessean that the gun hit the ground and discharged, firing one bullet which struck Lambert in the head.

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