Roanoke Police: 2-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself

posted by Caroline J. Cook -

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. 

Click HERE for more information from ABC-13 WSET. 


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