4-year-old accidentally shot and killed in Crown Point, Indiana

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Monday, August 7, 2017
Eric Cole.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WLS) -- Authorities in Crown Point, Indiana, have confirmed that a 4-year-old child died of a gunshot wound on Saturday afternoon.

The boy is identified as Eric Cole, a resident of Wheatfield, Indiana.

Police say he died at his babysitter's home on the 7700-block of East 120th Avenue in Crown Point.

Police say he found a handgun in a case under a bed in an upstairs bedroom and apparently shot himself.

The case is being investigated as an accident.