Police: 4-year-old dies after shooting himself

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 06:27:27-05

A four-year-old boy has died after shooting himself in the head in southwest Baltimore, police said.

Details are few, but police confirm the child was taken to an area hospital after shooting himself with a gun in the home at 450 Athol Avenue. He died at the hospital.

Police Spokeswoman Det. Nicole Monroe said the child's death is the result  of a "tragic accident."

Police are investigating.