Young child killed in accidental shooting

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A toddler has died from an accidental shooting Friday night.

The shooting happened at a home on the 2200 block of Brookpark Road, which is off Kingsfield Road. Escambia County deputies were called to the scene before 7:30 p.m.

The child was taken to West Florida Hospital where the child was pronounced dead.

Rhonda Ray, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said that the shooting occurred after the child found a loaded gun in a home. She also added the incident remains under investigation.

Authorities have not released the age or gender of the toddler.

More details on the accident are expected to be released Monday.

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