3-year-old boy finds gun while visiting home and fatally shoots himself in the head


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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A little boy whose parents were visiting an acquaintance, found a gun in the home and shot himself in the head, according to police in Tennessee.

Clarksville police said that they have launched an investigation after the 3-year-old boy shot himself in the head with the gun he found at the home on Friday around 5:30 p.m.

Clarksville fire crews and police responded to the home located on Samantha Lane, where they found the boy with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was transported to the Tennova Medical Center, where he died of his wounds. The child and his parents do not live in the house.

Police said that they were visiting from Fort Riley, Kansas, and the gun belonged to the homeowner. So far, no charges have been filed.