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Arizona 3-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself with parent's gun

SAHUARITA, Ariz. — Police say an Arizona toddler is dead after accidentally shooting himself with his parent’s gun.

Officer Philip Steele tells KVOA television station that the shooting happened Friday night at the family’s home in Sahuarita, south of Tucson.

Steele says officers found the 3-year-old boy with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face after responding to an emergency call along Calle Minerva around 7:45 p.m. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Steele says the parents told investigators the firearm was inadvertently misplaced for a short time. That’s when the child found it.

No charges have been filed. Steele says the investigation is ongoing.

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