VA 2-year-old dies from injuries in accidental shooting

Published: May. 27, 2015 at 5:52 PM EDT
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LUNENBURG, VA (WWBT) - A 2-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained when he accidentally shot himself at a home in Lunenburg Monday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

The boy was shot just before 9:30 a.m. at a somewhat secluded home along Doswell Town Road in Meherrin. His family was visiting from out of town for the Memorial Day holiday when he was left alone in a bedroom. Sheriffs say he reached up, grabbed a loaded handgun off a dresser and pulled the trigger, shooting himself.

He was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond in critical condition, but died on Wednesday morning. Officials say the family is cooperating with police and officials haven't said whether any charges will be filed.

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