4-year-old Virginia boy kills himself with gun found at day care in deputy sheriff’s home

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A 4-year-old boy shot and killed himself Monday afternoon with a gun he found at a residential child care provider, which is also the home of a Stafford County Deputy Sheriff.

The Stafford deputy was not at home at the time of the shooting and the gun was not a service weapon, according to a statement released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Despite life-saving efforts by deputies, rescue personnel, and investigators, the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

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