May 23, 2018 - Roanoke Police said officers were flagged down by a vehicle on Melrose Avenue at Peters Creek Road, NW around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, after parents said their two-year-old had shot himself.
Police said an adult man and adult woman told the officer the two-year-old accidentally shot himself in their apartment on Bennett Drive.
The officer called for medical support and Roanoke Fire-EMS took the child to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital/
The child was pronounced dead at 12:49 p.m.
The investigation is ongoing, police said detectives and forensic investigators are working to determine the actions leading up to the shooting.
No charges have been filed at this time.
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