5-Year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself in Mesa home

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MESA -- A 5-year-old child died after accidentally shooting himself near Crismon Road and University Drive in Mesa Monday morning.

Boy rushed to hospital

5-year-old shoots himself in stomach - A 5-year-old was rushed to the hospital after shooting himself in the stomach Monday morning.

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According to the Rural Metro Fire Department, the boy was at home with his father when he found a 9mm handgun in a bedroom and shot himself in the abdomen.

The child was breathing when the father called 911 but stopped at some point. An operator talked the father through CPR until firefighters arrived.

The child was airlifted to Maricopa Medical Center, but he died as a result of his injuries.