GORDON COUNTY, Ga. — A 6-year-old Georgia boy was killed after he found a gun at his apartment complex and accidentally shot himself in the head, police said.
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Calhoun Police said they responded to reports of someone shot on Neal Street in Gordon County around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Police found the boy dead at the scene.
The boy’s mother said she went outside of the home to let a dog out and the child went behind the apartment and came back, telling his mom he found a toy.
The mother said she didn’t think anything of it and they went back inside. The mother said that shortly thereafter, she heard a pop and found her son on the floor.
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Calhoun City Schools identified the child as Zi Zi Olmstead and police confirmed he was the victim.
The gun was identified as a 9 mm Taurus.
Police Chief Tony Pyle said the incident is still under investigation.
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