Police: Toddler Found Loaded Gun, Fatally Shot Himself

A 21-month-old toddler who was fatally shot near St. Louis Tuesday found a handgun and shot himself, police said.

The child was pronounced dead at an area hospital after being shot at around 1 p.m. in Hanley Hills, a village northwest of St. Louis, the St. Louis County Police Department said. Police said later Tuesday that the shooting was accidental.

Police said officers made an arrest, but would not disclose that person's name or charges until the case is presented to prosecutors.

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