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Boy (9) kills himself when playing with gun in US

The boy’s 11-year-old brother said the two were home alone when the nine-year-old began playing with a gun and it accidentally fired.

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POLICE IN THE US have said a nine-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself at a house in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A police report says officers who called to the home yesterday found the boy in a critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the boy was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The report says the boy’s 11-year-old brother told officers the two were home alone when the nine-year-old began playing with a gun and it accidentally fired.

The names of the children have not been released.

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