3-year-old Dies in Accidental Shooting

CENTER POINT, Ala. (AP) - A 3-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

The incident happened Tuesday night around 8:30 at a residence in Center Point.

According to Randy Christian, a spokesman for the Jefferson County sheriff's department, the youngster found the revolver in an upstairs bedroom closet.

He said the child's great-grandmother and brother were in another room when the shooting occurred.

Authorities declined to release the boy's name.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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