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Wilson child killed in accidental shooting

Posted April 17, 2011 10:56 a.m. EDT
Updated April 17, 2011 11:56 a.m. EDT

— A 3-year-old Wilson boy accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday, authorities said Sunday.

The shooting occurred at about 11 a.m. at 1308 Rountree St.

Wilson County deputy Marcus Ruffin is the boy's legal guardian, authorities said, but Ruffin's county-issued weapon wasn't used.

Authorities said the preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was accidental, but Wilson police were investigating the incident.