Toddler Dies After Shooting Himself in the Head in Philadelphia Home

A boy died after being shot in the head Thursday while inside a home in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 2:15 p.m. in a home along the 200 block of West Godfrey Avenue, police said.

A relative found the child in the basement where he had apparently shot himself, police said.

The boy's father took the 2-year-old boy to Einstein Medical Center where doctors were unable to save him.

Neighbors remembered the child as a playful, happy kid, saying they often saw him walk to the story with his grandmother.

Police recovered a handgun. They haven't said who the gun belongs to or if it is legally owned.

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