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Toddler Dies After Gunshot Wound To The Head

Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 16:03:23-04

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A 3-year-old boy in Harlan County has died after being shot in the head, according to Kentucky State Police.

The shooting happened at a home in the Totz community. The 911 call came in around 11:22 a.m..

KSP said that it appears the 3-year-old died from a single gunshot wound to the head.  It is said he was on the front porch.

The child was transported to a hospital in Harlan County and was pronounced dead by the Harlan County Coroner.

Originally it was reported that the child was 2-years-old.

Troopers are investigating how it happened. They say that adults were home at the time of the incident.