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Boy, 2, dies after shooting self at Texas home

Published On: May 09 2013 07:59:18 AM CDT
Updated On: May 09 2013 12:46:32 PM CDT

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) -

Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a North Texas home while his father was in another room.

Corsicana police on Thursday confirmed the child's death. The boy's name wasn't immediately released.
    
Police Chief Randy Bratton said the father called 911 on Wednesday night to report the shooting. The wounded boy was transported to a Corsicana hospital and then on to a Dallas hospital where he died later Wednesday.
    
Bratton said the boy apparently found a handgun in a bedroom while his father was elsewhere in the residence. The father and son were alone in the home.
    
No charges were immediately filed. Child Protective Services and prosecutors have been informed of the death.
    
Corsicana is 50 miles southeast of Dallas.