Jackson Police probe shooting that left 5-year-old dead

Published 9:37 pm Sunday, July 2, 2017

JACKSON (AP) — Jackson Police are investigating a deadly shooting involving a 5-year-old boy.

Cmdr. Tyree Jones says officials are investigating how the child, identified as Jayden Pempleton, got shot.

Jones tells WLBT-TV the child was taken Saturday to Batson Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. He was pronounced dead upon arrival. Authorities were called to a home in Jackson around 10:55 a.m.

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Jones says it appears the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Officials say preliminary findings show the child was shot accidentally. Jones says officials do not expect charges to be filed against anyone at this time.