3-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting in West Virginia

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NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head Wednesday evening in Nitro, city Police Chief Bobby Eggleton said.

Police say the boy was taken to the hospital and later died from the injuries. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. inside a home in the 1300 block of Main Avenue.

Investigators say the boy's father was home at the time and had left the firearm out because he was getting ready to take it with him somewhere.

The toddler's name has not been released yet.