Child shoots self, dies

June 22, 2010 2:34:57 PM PDT
The Vance County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that killed a 2-year-old boy Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Peter White, Timothy Atwater of Raleigh and his mother were visiting relatives in Henderson when Atwater accidentally shot himself. The home used to operate as an in-home daycare.

Investigators believe the child picked up the gun that was left on a countertop.

No additional details are available at this time.

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