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2-year-old shot, killed with gun found in NC home

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SANFORD, N.C. — Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy who was shot in the head after a gun was left unsecured in his central North Carolina home.

Sanford Police Department spokesman Capt. David Smith said officers responded to a call from a home in Sanford Wednesday morning and found the child suffering from a gunshot wound. He was
transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Smith said the boy’s mother, Melanie Tyson, and two other children, a 4-year-old and another toddler, were in the home at the time.

Police are still investigating the incident and say it isn’t clear if the 2-year-old, whose name has not been released, accidentally shot himself or if one of the other children shot him.

No phone number is listed for the child’s parents.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy who was shot in the head after a gun was left unsecured in his central North Carolina home.

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