19-year-old James Crawford, of McKenney, Virginia brought a 9mm semi-automatic handgun to a party at a friend's house. Multiple witnesses told police that they saw Crawford playing with the gun. At around 2 o'clock in the morning Crawford, believing the gun was unloaded, unintentionally discharge the weapon. He was shot in the head and died of his injuries.
Police said that alcohol was being consumed at the party but did not yet know if Crawford had been drinking.