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Child fatally shoots self while playing with gun in Norristown home: sources

Child transported to Philadelphia hospital.
A child died Saturday while playing with a gun in a Norristown home, according to uncRobert Nelson/Flickr

A child died Saturday night when a gun he was playing with fired inside a Norristown home, according to law enforcement officials.

An on-duty Norristownpolice officer declined to confirm reports of the child's death Sunday, Philly.com reported.

According reports, the child was shot in the head while inside a home on West Oak Street near George Street around 8:21 p.m. He was transported to a Philadelphia hospital.

Officials have not yet revealed what led to the shooting, NBC Philidelphia reported.

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