4-year-old fatally shoots self after finding gun

RALEIGH, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say a 4-year-old boy has died after shooting himself with a gun he found in a bedroom of his home.

Media report the shooting occurred Tuesday evening in Raleigh, just outside the Memphis city limits. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chip Washington said there were others at the home at the time including multiple other children watching television in a living room while the child’s father mowed outside. His mother was at a nearby store. No one else was injured.

Officials did not immediately release the boy’s name.

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said the circumstances around the case would determine whether charges are filed.

Washington said the investigation is continuing.

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