Police: 3-year-old dies after shooting self

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 4:21 PM

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SAHUARITA, Ariz. -- A 3-year-old boy died after shooting himself in the face with his parents' gun Friday night, police said.

About 7:45 p.m., the Sahuarita Police Department responded to the 300 block of Calle Minerva for a rescue follow-up call.

Officers found the boy with a gunshot wound to the face that appeared to be self-inflicted, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both parents were on scene and immediately spoke with detectives, police said.

The firearm was inadvertently misplaced for a short time and found by the child, according to police.

No charges have been filed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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