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Dec 21, 2013 10:15 AM by Scott Oathout

3-year-old dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

SAHUARITA- A 3-year-old child died after accidentally shooting himself with his parent's firearm Friday night.

Sahuarita Police Officer Philip Steele says officers found the boy with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face, after responding to a rescue follow up call in the 300 block of Calle Minerva, around 7:45 p.m.

The boys was pronounced dead at the scene.

Steele says the parents told police the firearm was inadvertently misplaced for a short time, during which the child found it.

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.

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