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California toddler killed by self-inflicted gunshot

A toddler in Fresno, California, accidentally killed himself Saturday afternoon with a gunshot wound to the head.

"At the time that this occurred, there were two adults inside the home with the child," said Lt. Rob Beckwith of the Fresno Police Department, but they were not the boy's parents. It is not yet known who owned the gun, how the boy was able to obtain it, or whether criminal charges will be filed.

"It's just very tragic to have that happen," said a neighbor, Bob Wittwer. "We were in the backyard, and we heard all the police cars show up and came out to see what happened, and then we saw them take the child away in the ambulance."