4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills self in car outside Tennessee gas station, police say

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4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills self in car outside gas station, police say

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A 4-year-old has died after accidentally firing a gun while sitting in a parked car outside a Tennessee gas station, authorities said.

According to the Jackson Sun and WBBJ-TV, the shooting occurred about 1 p.m. Saturday outside a Raceway station in Jackson. Police said the child, who had been left in the vehicle unattended, got hold of a firearm. The weapon then discharged, killing the child, police told the news outlets.

Authorities, who said the shooting was accidental, have not released the child's name or said whether any charges will be filed, the Sun reported.

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