Toddler suspected in fatal shooting

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Georgia police believe a 3-year-old boy shot and killed his 1-year-old brother when the two were left alone with a loaded gun.

(WXIA) Police in Henry County, Georgia have confirmed that one child has died following a shooting that involved a 3-year-old and 1-year-old.

At this point investigators are unsure if the 3-year-old shot the 1-year-old or if the younger child’s fatal wound was self-inflicted. The weapon has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to help answer that question.

Investigators believe an adult left the gun in the same room that the victim was in and that they “weren’t paying attention” when one of the children grabbed the firearm, described as a .45 caliber handgun.

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