HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (KTHV) – According to CBS affiliate WREG, authorities are investigating after a two-month-old was shot in the head.

West Helena police told WREG that the incident occurred around 10 p.m. on Friday.

The infant later died at a nearby hospital.

The child’s father, Kevin Minniefield, was reportedly at home in the 300 block of Dinan Street and was trying to unload the weapon when it went off.

He was charged with manslaughter and four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

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