Ohio boy, 3, shoots self in head

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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head.

WBNS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KBZKiC ) that the shooting happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday at a house northwest of Mount Vernon. The boy's grandfather, parents and two younger siblings were at home when it happened.

The station says that family members say the gun was sitting on top of a television.

Knox County Sheriff's Capt. David Shaffer says a firearm was recovered from the house. He says the shooting is an "unfortunate accident."

The incident is being investigated.

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Information from: WBNS-TV, http://www.10tv.com/

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