US boy, 2, finds gun on bed, kills himself

2015-10-28 21:10


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Acworth - A 2-year-old US boy has died after police say he accidentally shot himself with a gun his father left on a bed.

Local news outlets report the shooting happened on Tuesday night at a home in the state of Georgia. Acworth police spokesperson Youlanda Leverette says the child's father and 4-year-old brother were also at the home when police received the emergency call.

Leverette says the handgun was left on the bed. Leverette says it is not known if the child was playing with the gun, but he somehow was able to grab it and shoot himself. Authorities say the child's mother was not home when the shooting happened.

No charges have been filed, though the investigation is ongoing.

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