4-year-old NJ boy dies after apparently shooting self

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February 08, 2020 - 5:27 pm

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PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who gained access to an unsecured handgun in a New Jersey home died after an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police and emergency medical personnel called to a Pemberton Township home shortly after 7 p.m. Friday found Lincoln Mack with a gunshot wound.

He later died at a hospital.

Prosecutors said the investigation indicates the boy gained access to an unsecured handgun and the shooting was accidental.

The boy's parents and two siblings were home.

Prosecutors said no charges were immediately filed and urged everyone to store guns safely.