Child dies in accidental shooting outside Colorado pot shop

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old child is dead after an accidental shooting outside a marijuana dispensary near Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports the child died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after finding the weapon in a car in Manitou Springs on afternoon.

The child’s father was in the store at the time of the shooting, and the mother and a younger sibling were in the car.

The child died at the scene, and the 25-year-old mother and 26-year-old father were arrested on a charge of criminally negligent child abuse that resulted in death. No other information about what led to the shooting has been released.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is urging gun owners to teach gun safety to everyone around them and to secure their firearms.

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