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18-month-old Dies After Being Shot In McDonough Home

Infant Mortality
Posted at 6:09 AM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 06:09:00-04

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - A 1-year-old boy has died after being shot at a McDonough home.

Henry County police Lt. Mike Ireland tells local media that the incident occurred Saturday afternoon. Two brothers, an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old, were in a bedroom with a few other family members. One of the adults set a loaded handgun down.

Ireland says one of the brothers picked up the gun and pulled the trigger. The 18-month-old was shot in the head.

Police are trying to determine whether the 3-year-old fired the shot, or if the shot was self-inflicted.

The child was rushed to Piedmont Henry Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ireland says no charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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