Gainesville toddler shoots himself while playing with gun

Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 12:43 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Gainesville Police Department is investigating after a toddler was killed after shooting himself while playing with a gun.

Officers say on Wednesday, the 3-year-old child grabbed a gun from an unlocked gun case inside a home at Lamplighter Mobile Home Community. Around 6 p.m., the gun went off, hitting the child. Two other juveniles witnessed the incident.

The toddler was rushed to the hospital where he died.

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Detectives are investigating the incident. No word yet on if any charges will be filed.

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