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Coroner: 4-year-old who shot himself has died

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the head while at his grandparent's house has passed away.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nesbit confirmed the boy's death on Monday. The report confirms the child, identified as Jeffery Scott, died on May 16.

According to police reports, the boy was found unresponsive on the ground outside his grandparents' home on May 12. He'd been shot with a Taurus .25-caliber handgun, the report states. Police said the gun was on the dining room table and the boy was lying on the floor in the dining room when they arrived.

Summerville police say it appears the boy found the weapon and shot himself.

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