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5-Year-Old Boy Killed In Accidental Shooting

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A 5-year-old boy was killed Tuesday evening in what investigators are calling an accidental shooting.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a release that they received a call at 5:21 p.m. that there had been a shooting at a home in Nuevo, a community just east of Perris. The little boy was pronounced dead at the scene at 31000 block of Wolfskill Avenue. Authorities are investigating, but they say the shooting appears to be accidental. No other information, including the boy's name, has been released.

Mother Jones conducted a survey of gun deaths in the year after Newtown, and found that 194 kids 12 and under were killed by guns, and, of those, 84 of those were accidents.