Police: Boy, 3, who shot himself in the head improving

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a 3-year-old boy found a loaded gun in his home and shot himself in the head.

Columbia police say the boy is in critical condition after he was found Tuesday evening suffering from a gunshot.

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Police say the child had surgery on the wound and is showing signs of improvement.

Investigators say the child found the loaded gun in a bedroom.

Officers are investigating how the gun became unsecured.



Police say the child’s 22-year-old mother was in the home at the time of the shooting.

She is assisting in the investigation.