2 Year Old Shot, Killed With Gun Found In NC Home

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.


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