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Officials investigating accidental shooting in Toombs Co

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TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

This just in---The Toombs County Sheriff's Office and the GBI are on the scene of a death investigation right now, south of Lyons.

The Johnson Corner Community is shaken up tonight. The accident happened just after 6:00 p.m., near Marvin Church Road.

Toombs County Sheriff, Alvie Kight, says a seven-year-old child picked up a gun out of a man's truck. The gun went off, striking the man in the head, killing him. The boy is somehow related to the victim. Officers are still out there, trying to piece it all together. The body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

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