Mississippi boy, 9, dies after baby sister, 2, accidentally shoots him

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CANTON, Miss. — Police say a 9-year-old Mississippi boy has died one day after being accidentally shot by his toddler sister.

Canton Police Chief Otha Brown says the boy died in a hospital Thursday, one day after the shooting. Police say the mother’s 2-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son were outside in her car while she and her boyfriend were allegedly inside visiting with a friend.

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Brown says the toddler found her mother’s gun under a car seat and shot her 9-year-old brother in the head.

WAPT-TV reports that their 10-year-old sibling was also in the car and witnessed the accident.

Police said the mother faces neglect charges.

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