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Clinton 4-year-old dies after accidentally shooting self in head

Posted at 3:19 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 16:19:12-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A four-year-old boy in Clinton, Missouri died Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself in the head. 

According to a post on the Clinton, Missouri Police Department Facebook page, the boy located a firearm in a home on the 500 block of South 11th Street. He accidentally fired the gun and hit himself in the head.

Officers were called to the home at about 12:33 p.m. and found the boy's mother attempting first aid. The boy was breathing when officers arrived. They then began rendering aid until paramedics arrived.

He was then transported to a waiting Life Flight helicopter and flown to a hospital in the Kansas City area but did not survive his injuries. 

Police haven't said if they intend to file charges in the case.