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Dad charged in the accidental shooting death of his 3-year-old son

The father of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in an accidental shooting in Chicago Sunday has been charge in connection to the child’s death.

The toddler’s family told police they heard a gunshot in another room and found the boy with a weapon, CNN affiliate WLS reported.

Ronald Davis, 29, was arrested following the shooting and has been charged with one felony count of endangering the life and health of a child, one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon and one felony count of possession or use of a weapon by a convicted felon, Chicago police said in a news release Monday.

Davis “knowingly left a loaded gun in a place where the child was able to access the weapon,” police said.

The child was wounded in the face and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, WLS reported.

Chicago police have contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to assist in the case, according to WLS.

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