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Indiana 4-yr-old accidentally shoots himself

Police say a 4-year-old northwestern Indiana boy has fatally shot himself after finding a gun at a babysitter's house.

Lake County Sheriff's Police report Eric Cole of Wheatfield (IN) located a handgun in a case under a bed in the bedroom of the Crown Point home Saturday morning. The boy was able to open the case and handled the firearm, firing a single round that struck him.

Investigators don't expect charges to be filed.

94.1 WGFA