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2 September 2002

Lynchburg News & Advance (Virginia)

APPOMATTOX — A 12-year-old boy died Monday evening after a pistol he was playing with discharged and shot him in the head. Appomattox County Sheriff O. Wilson Staples said the boy was dead when the Appomattox Volunteer Rescue Squad arrived at the boy's home off Virginia 645 in the Promise Land community about 7 p.m. Staples said the victim and several other youngsters had been playing with the gun for a couple of days. The fatal shooting happened in a wooded area... (GunPolicy.org)

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