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VICKSBURG, Miss. – An 11-year-old Mississippi boy died Tuesday in an apparent accidental shooting in Vicksburg, authorities said.

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According to The Vicksburg Post and WLBT, the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. local time at a home on Elizabeth Circle. Vicksburg police and fire crews arrived to find a child who had been shot in the chest and pronounced him dead, authorities said.

Police continue to investigate the shooting, which appeared to be accidental, the news outlets reported.

No further details were immediately available.

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