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Prosecutor: NJ boy, 4, dead of gunshot believed self-inflicted

Posted: 3:42 PM, Feb 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-08 15:42:03-05
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Authorities say a 4-year-old boy died after he was found in a New Jersey home with a gunshot wound believed to have been self-inflicted.

The Burlington County prosecutor's office says Pemberton Township police and emergency medical personnel were called to a home in the Country Lakes section shortly after 7 p.m. Friday.

The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. Prosecutors said they believe the gunshot wound was self-inflicted “but the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation."

Authorities declined to say whether anyone else was in the home at the time.