COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old is dead after a shooting near Colorado Springs.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the toddler died Sunday evening. The shooting happened at a home on Hartford Lane near South Academy Boulevard and Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs.

(credit: CBS)

Investigators haven’t released details about what happened but the family said the child picked up the gun and shot himself.

“It hurts my stomach. Because he didn’t know any better,” said Miranda Hobbs.

  1. David Philip Pina says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the reporter could practice some professional journalism and at the same time, not repeat what others have said and write it down but develop their own individual comments and create a story from that. I think this would help to define a style for the journalist that others would recognize and appreciate. If I can see a video and the same words are in the report, I feel like I’ve missed out…

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