Kevin killed himself playing Russian Roulette with what I must assume he thought was an empty gun. The gun was not empty, but even if it was he should not have been playing Russian Roulette with it. Bottom line: A handgun was in the hands of a person who should not have had access to it. Someone owns that gun and needs to take responsibility for it.
It is typical but disturbing that the local sheriff in charge of the case is not saying anything about the gun’s owner, plans to find out who it is, or plans to do something about it. That may well be a law enforcement official being careful, but more likely, and I say this because it is usually the case, there is no intention to follow up. The tragedy of the death is sufficient to make the owner of the gun feel really really bad so don’t bother.
The original report does say that the gun may have been obtained from outside the home. So, there is hope that someone is thinking about this. The key to reducing the outrageous death toll among kids due to handguns and other firearms is to hold the owners of the guns responsible.