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USA. A 2-year-old child accidentally shot himself with a firearm and died in hospital

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A 2-year-old child accidentally shot himself with a firearm and died after being taken to hospital, US media reported. According to FOX2, the victim was a police officer’s child.

Information about the tragedy that happened last Sunday at approx. 6 p.m. local time, the Howell Police Department said. A 2-year-old child – whose gender was not disclosed – “gained access to an unsecured firearm”. However, the details of the event are not yet known. So it is not known exactly where the gun was located, who it belonged to, or whether anyone was taking care of the child at the time of the tragedy. The Police Department only informed that they were taken to the hospital, but his life could not be saved.

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Media: this is a policeman’s child

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According to information from FOX2, this is the child of a police officer from the Dearborn Police Department. “This incident is a very serious personal family matter and we respect the privacy of the officer and his family at this difficult time,” the department said in a statement quoted by the station.

NBC News recalls that in USA hundreds of children each year gain access to guns and accidentally shoot themselves or others. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been 136 such shootings this year alone, resulting in 55 deaths and 84 injuries.

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