2-year-old shoots self to death in Martin Luther King Blvd, Waco

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Waco Police Department say a 2-year-old minor was shot to death  Wednesday evening.

At about 6 p.m. 22nd Sept., police responded to the University Club Apartments at 1725 North Martin Luther King Blvd. on a shooting report.

Arriving officers located a 2-year-old boy gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Hillcrest Hospital where he later died, according to reports.

Investigators learned at the scene that the 2-year-old victim had located a firearm in a backpack belonging to an adult family member.

It is believed at this time that the victim may have accidentally shot himself with the firearm after finding it.

The owner of the firearm reportedly took the weapon and fled the scene after the shooting happened but later returned and was taken into custody, police said.

The 21-year-old suspect has currently been charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Due to the victim’s age, his name will not be released at this time.

No other information was released at this time.