published Monday, August 18th, 2014

Police: Clarksville, TN 4-year-old accidentally shoots himself, dies

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A 4-year-old child died Sunday night after Clarksville Police found him with a gun shot wound to the chest, according to a news release sent late Sunday night by Natalie Hall.

Hall said the preliminary investigation shows the child gained access to a loaded handgun and accidentally shot himself.

Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Arthurs Court on Sunday evening in response to a reported gun shot wound. When they arrived they discovered the child suffering from a gun shot wound to the chest. The child was transported via Life Flight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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