Nitro, West Virginia toddler killed in accidental shooting

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Nitro, W. Va. – (WOWK) The City of Nitro’s Chief of Police says a three-year-old boy has died after an accidental shooting.

It happened around 6:30 p.m.

Police are still investigating but the chief tells us it appears the father had the gun and set it down as he was getting ready to leave the home. That’s when the child got a hold of it and shot himself in the head.

No names have been released at this time.

The chief says it is too early to say if any charges will be filed at this point.

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