Toddler dies in accidental shooting in Southern California's Muscoy after 4-year-old cousin gets hold of gun

MUSCOY, Calif. -- A toddler has died after being accidentally shot by her 4-year-old cousin who got hold of a gun at a home in Muscoy on Friday, sheriff's officials say.

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The shooting happened about 9:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of Duffy Street.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department officials said the 4-year-old boy got access to the weapon and accidentally opened fire, killing the 2-year-old girl.

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It was not immediately known who the gun belongs to and how the child got hold of the gun.

An investigation was ongoing.

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