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Tenn. toddler dies after being accidentally shot by other child, police say

Officials with the Clarksville Police Department said a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot...
Officials with the Clarksville Police Department said a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday night.(Laura Bowen)
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 11:53 AM EST
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Clarksville Police Department said a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday night.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. on Pembroke Road. Police said three children under the age of 4 were in the home when one of the children gained access to an unsecured handgun.

A 2-year-old boy was struck when the gun went off. The boy died as a result of his injures.

Police arrested the boyfriend of the children’s mother, 31-year-old Julian Chester, on unrelated charges.

Police said the incident is under investigation.

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