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1-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself in St. Louis City, police say

<i>KMOV</i><br/>Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said evidence showed the 1-year-old boy shot himself in the head before 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Melvin in the Baden neighborhood in St. Louis City.
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Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said evidence showed the 1-year-old boy shot himself in the head before 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Melvin in the Baden neighborhood in St. Louis City.

By KMOV Staff

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    ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV) — A boy has died after shooting himself in north St. Louis City on Wednesday.

Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said evidence showed the 1-year-old boy shot himself in the head before 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Melvin in the Baden neighborhood in St. Louis City.

The boy was barely conscious and barely breathing when paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

“This is just a terrible tragedy that should have never happened. Guns are inherently dangerous,” Lt. Col. Michael Sack with the police department said. “There are a number of them in our community. All of us who own firearms or who have firearms must be responsible with their care and their use.”

The child abuse unit and crisis response teams were seen outside the house Wednesday afternoon.

No other information was released.

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