High Point Toddler Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself: Police

Police: 2-Year-Old Dies After Shooting Himself With Gun

HIGH POINT, NC -- A two-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head on Saturday. 

The High Point Police Department says the shooting happened on Filbert Place around 4:30 Saturday afternoon. EMS took two-year-old Benson Jones to the hospital where he later died.

On Monday, police told WFMY News 2 that they believe the toddler accidentally shot himself in the head. They also say he was on the front porch with his father at the time of the shooting.

Police are still investigating how Jones was able to get his hands on the gun. 

Neighbor Sarah Ratliffe said she heard the gun go off.

"As soon as we heard a "pop" we both turned around just in time to see the baby fall," Ratliffe said. "I still can't believe it."

No charges have been filed. The investigation is still ongoing. 

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