Boy, 8, dies after accidentally shooting himself

Boy, 8, dies after accidentally shooting himself

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An 8-year-old has died after accidentally shooting himself Sunday.

Police said the shooting happened on Parkland Road, and first responders transported the boy from the intersection of Park Avenue and Greer Street.

DeAndre Wilhite was taken to Le Bonheur in critical condition and later died from his injuries.

Police said he was at his father Cordero Wilhite's house when the shooting happened.

This is the third day in a row that a child has been shot in Memphis. A 4-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the neck Friday and was hospitalized in critical condition. On Saturday, a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head and passed away from his injuries later that night.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation. Stay tuned for more details.

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