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Preschooler fatally shoots self

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM

KANSAS CITY, Montana (AP):

Police in Kansas City say a three-year-old boy is dead after he found a handgun in his home and accidentally shot himself.

Police say officers were called around 12:30 a.m. Saturday to a house on the south end of Kansas City for a report of a shooting. Officers dispatched to the house learned that a three-year-old had been accidentally shot and rushed to a hospital by his mother. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say officers interviewed the mother at the hospital and a man at the home who was caring for a two-month-old baby. Police say initial investigation reveals the man and woman were at home with the two children when the three-year-old found the unsecured gun and shot himself.