VIDEO: 5-year-old Mississippi boy dies after shooting himself in the face

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JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) — A 5-year-old Mississippi boy died Saturday morning after he shot himself in the face.

According to Jackson police, Jaden Pempleton died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. There are no charges filed at this time.

The Jackson police department sent a tweet out at 12:30 PM Saturday about the incident, claiming that the cause could have been accidental.

The incident occurred at 3720 Cromwell Street in Jackson.

Police say the child was taken to the hospital but died shortly thereafter.

No word yet on how the child got the gun which caused his death.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

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