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3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself with Gun





A 3-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun in Atlanta, authorities confirmed to multiple local media outlets.
The incident occurred Tuesday morning just after 11 a.m. at a West Manor home, according to Fox affiliate WAGA-TV.
Police believe the toddler got his hands on a loaded gun inside the home and then accidentally shot himself in the head, WAGA-TV reported.
"The information we are getting at this point is that the injury is most likely going to be self-inflicted, from a firearm that the child located at the home," Atlanta Police Lt. Pete Malecki told the news station.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
First responders arrived at the scene, but the boy's family had already rushed him to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, WAGA-TV reported.
He was initially listed in critical condition before police confirmed his death shortly after 4 p.m., according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 
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