Jackson toddler kills self with gun found in parents’ car

Published 1:50 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Toddler kills self with gun found in parents’ car

JACKSON (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead after he shot himself in his parents’ car.

Jackson Police say the toddler was sitting in the car outside a gas station in south Jackson about midnight Tuesday when he found a gun that was kept in the vehicle.

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Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the boy, Tyric Robinson, shot himself in the face.

The toddler was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he died at 12:51 a.m.

Police have not named the boy’s parents. They were detained for questioning.