An 11-year-old boy died following bullet injuries at a domestic home in the capital city municipality of Garðabær this Tuesday, it has been revealed.
According to RÚV sources, the child was already dead at the house when the police arrived.
Capital region police chief Margeir Sveinsson has now confirmed that the case is under investigation but would not comment further.
The police have issued a statement this afternoon:
"Due to media coverage of the death of a child in Garðabær on Tuesday, the capital region police want to make clear that the case is a major tragedy, but that nothing points to any criminal activity having taken place.
"The police will not provide further information on the case and also ask the media to allow the next-of-kin space to mourn at this difficult time."