Boy, 4, Accidentally Shoots And Kills Self In Virginia

07/25/2012 07:56 pm ET

Virginia police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself in Woodbridge today.

The tragic scene unfolded at about 3:25 p.m. when cops got a call from a family member who said the unidentified boy took a gunshot wound to the head, WUSA reports.

The boy had apparently gone into an unoccupied pickup truck at that address and found the gun, according to The Washington Post.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities on scene said the wound seemed to be self-inflicted and accidental. The sad incident is still under investigation.


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