A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot in the chest Saturday outside a gun shop in western Pennsylvania, according to Mercer County dispatchers.
The boy’s father had gone in to Twig’s Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township some time before 11 a.m. to sell a .9 mm gun, according to KDKA-TV Pittsburgh. The father said that as he was backing his pickup truck out of the parking spot, a gun went off, shooting his son in the chest.
The boy was seated in a booster seat on the passenger side. Authorities were called at 10:53 a.m. local time and found the boy lying next to the truck after a failed attempt at resuscitation. They stayed on scene until after 1 p.m., dispatchers said.
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