Boy, 2, dies after shooting self at Corsicana home

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by RYAN WOOD / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 9:03 AM

Corsicana, Texas

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CORSICANA —- A toddler died late Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself.

Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said the boy’s 35-year-old father called 911 just before 9 p.m. and told dispatchers his son shot himself at the family’s home on North 30th Street.

Kinsler Allen Davis, 2, was taken to Navarro Regional Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where doctors pronounced him dead just after 11 p.m.

A preliminary investigation shows the boy found the handgun inside a bedroom and fired it. The bullet hit him in the head, Chief Bratton said. The boy’s father was in another room of the house when the shooting happened.

Bratton said the initial investigation points to the incident being accidental. No one has been arrested. However, after the investigation is complete, Bratton said the case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office to determine if any charges will be filed.

Corsicana is 51 miles southeast of Dallas.

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