Boy, 2, Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self in Chest: Pennsylvania Police

September 15, 2016 Updated: September 15, 2016
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QUAKERTOWN, Pa.—State police say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself to death in his grandparents’ Pennsylvania home.

Authorities say Benjamin Smith was pronounced dead Monday at the hospital shortly after suffering a single gunshot wound to the chest. Emergency medical personnel responded to the shooting around 11 a.m. at the home in Milford Township, Bucks County, north of Philadelphia.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including whether anyone was home at the time, how the child got the weapon and who owned the weapon.

Authorities say the shooting appears accidental.

 

Epoch Times contributed to this report.