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4-Year-Old Dies In Accidental Shooting In Clarksville

4-Year-Old Dies In Accidental Shooting In Clarksville

CREATED Aug 17, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 18, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A 4-year-old boy died Sunday in Clarksville after police said he accidentally shot himself.

Officers with the Clarksville Police Department were called a home on Arthurs Court around 5:45 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the 4-year-old with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The child was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died.

The preliminary investigation showed the child got access to the loaded handgun and accidentally fired the fatal shot.

The investigation was ongoing.

The child's identity was not immediately released.