Three-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self With Gun Left in Car

March 14, 2012 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM EDT

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Three-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self With Gun Left in Car

March 14, 2012 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM EDT

According to the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune, police said a 3-year-old Washington boy accidentally shot and killed himself early Wednesday morning with a loaded handgun left under the driver's seat of the vehicle he was in.

The child's mother and her boyfriend were inside a convenience store when the shooting occurred, according to the News Tribune report.

Read the Tacoma News Tribune story HERE.