2 year old dies after accidentally shooting himself

LUNENBURG COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the two year old who accidentally shot himself Monday morning has died.

The toddler who was visiting with his family from Rustburg had been transported by helicopter to MCV after suffering an accidental self inflicted gunshot wound.

Sheriff Arthur Townsend of Lunenburg County told us that shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, the child got their hands on a handgun that was sitting on a dresser. The gun discharged, injuring the toddler.

The incident took place on Doswell Town Road, in the Meherrin area of the county.

No charges have been place. The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with 8 News for updates.

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