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14 August 2001

New York Times / AP

CANTON, Ohio — A 2-year-old boy playing with a loaded gun shot and killed his grandfather, authorities said. The child found a .45-caliber gun that belonged to his grandfather and played with it behind the chair where the man was sitting, Stark County Sheriff Tim Swanson said. The bullet went through the chair and struck him in the back. Thomas Hopps, 55, died at a hospital hours after the shooting Sunday. The boy's mother was in the room, but neither she nor Hopps... (

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