Corsicana police say a 2-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at his home while his father was nearby.

The toddler is identified as Kinsler Davis.

Police Chief Randy Bratton says the father called 911 on Wednesday night to report the shooting. The wounded boy was transported to a Corsicana hospital and then on to a Dallas hospital where he died later Wednesday.

Bratton says the boy apparently found a handgun in a bedroom. The child's 35-year-old father was in the walk-in closet of the bedroom at the time of the shooting.

No charges were immediately filed. Child Protective Services and prosecutors have been informed of the death.

 

Associated Press