Yell County 2-year-old kills self after accidentally firing gun

YELL COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Yell County Sheriff’s investigators are following up on a suspected accidental shooting that resulted in the death of two-year-old Jacob Chronister.

Around 7:23 p.m. on Tuesday, deputies responded to Belleville Ridge Road just north of Danville after family members called 911. When they arrived to the scene, the child was deceased from an apparent single gunshot wound.

Reports state that family members advised deputies that they were unsure how the child reached the weapon which was reportedly normally stored on top of a cabinet in the bedroom.

They indicated to officers that they had seen the child playing the hallway and then they heard the weapon discharge.

The child’s body was taken to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner for autopsy and the investigation is ongoing.

No arrests have been made at this time. Stay with THV11 and thv11.com for more details as they become available. 

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