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Authorities: Boy, 7, accidentally shoots, kills self

A 7-year-old boy was killed in what authorities say was likely an accidental shooting in Alabama.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 10:06 AM

CONCORD, Ala. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was killed in what authorities say was likely an accidental shooting in Alabama.

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AL.com reports that Sgt. Jack Self with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded Monday evening to a home in Concord. A preliminary investigation shows the boy was handling the gun in a bedroom, when it discharged and struck him.

He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No additional details have been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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