Toddler killed in handgun accident

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A Minneapolis toddler was killed Wednesday afternoon when his older brother accidentally shot him.

Police say the 2-year-old toddler and his 4-year-old brother were playing with their father's handgun in their Cedar Avenue home when the gun accidentally went off, reports WCCO.

The boys' uncle told WCCO his brother bought the gun for protection and normally kept the gun up high and out of reach of his children.

Paramedics responded and tried to revive the toddler but he died on the scene from the critical gunshot wound, reports Kare 11.

Police spokesperson William Palmer called the incident a "tragic accident," according to Kare 11.

The boys' father pleaded guilty to negligent storage of a handgun, according to the Star Tribune.

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