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East Texas Toddler Dead from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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A 2-year-old child who was a month shy of his third birthday has died after he found a loaded nine-millimeter pistol and shot himself while staying at his great-grandparents home.

Cherokee County Sheriff deputies responded to the home in the Shadybrook East Subdivision on Lake Palestine after a 911 call was made by the child’s great-grandmother.

Authorities say 2-year-old Trenton Mathis was airlifted to ETMC in Tyler, where he died a short time later from a gunshot wound to the head.

No determination has been made as to whether any criminal charges will be filed. Once the investigation is completed, the information will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review.

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