Camden Three-Year-Old Dies After Shooting Self in Head, Police Say

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A 3-year-old boy has died after police say he found a loaded pistol in a bedroom of his home and accidentally shot himself in the head.

It happened at an address on Copeland St. in Camden shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday.

According to a Camden Police Department news release issued Friday afternoon, the child’s mother told officers that she was home alone with her son when she left him by himself briefly while she was in the bathroom.

She reported hearing a gunshot, finding her son lying on the floor of a bedroom at the back of the house and then called for help.

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and the Arkansas State Police are investigating the incident.

The CPD says the child’s father is an officer with the department, who was on duty at the time of the incident.

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