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Toddler shot in Hinesville

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

A toddler who was shot Thursday afternoon in Liberty County has died. 

Police in Hinesville said the victim is a 2-year-old. It happened in the 1400 block of Blackhawk Hollow.

Police said the child was shot in the head while the father was outside cutting the grass.

Neighbors are now mourning for the toddler and his family.

"It's horrible when you hear about something like this. It's not safe to have any kind of weapons in the house around little kids. If you're going to have weapons lock them up because that's the only way," said Angela Campbell, neighbor.

The toddler was pronounced dead at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, according to Hinesville Police Dept.'s Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. The child's name has not been released.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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