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Police: Officer's 2-Year-Old Son Shot Himself With Dad's Gun

Police say the child was taken to a hospital where he died from his injury

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    Police say a Cleveland police officer's 2-year-old son has died after apparently shooting himself with his father's service weapon.

    A Cleveland police statement says officers responded to a home in the northeast Ohio city around 10:30 a.m. Friday. Police say the child was taken to a hospital where he died from his injury.

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    The names of the child and the father weren't immediately released.

    The police statement says preliminary information indicates that the child got his 54-year-old father's gun and shot himself. Police say they are continuing their investigation.

    They say the officer was hired by the department in 1993.