Authorities: Boy, 7, accidentally shoots, kills self

CONCORD, Ala. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was killed in what authorities say was likely an accidental shooting in Alabama.

AL.com reports that Sgt. Jack Self with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded Monday evening to a home in Concord. A preliminary investigation shows the boy was handling the gun in a bedroom, when it discharged and struck him.

He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No additional details have been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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