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.