St. Louis police: 12-year-old boy dies playing with gun

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Louis police say homicide detectives are investigating after a 12-year-old boy died in an accidental shooting while playing with another child. St.

The gun discharged and hit the 12-year-old in the head. Police say in a news release that the victim and a 9-year-old boy were playing at a home Tuesday when they found a gun and began playing with it.

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The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It’s not clear which child fired the fatal shot.

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Further details were not immediately available.

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