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3-year-old dies after shooting self

Posted November 16, 2009 12:39 p.m. EST

— A 3-year-old boy died Monday morning after shooting himself, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office said.

The boy, who was not identified, apparently found a gun at his home on Rutherford Way in Jacksonville, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The sheriff's office said that the child's father is a civilian police officer at Camp Lejeune.

Authorities have not said whether charges would be filed.