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3-year-old Paulding boy killed after accidentally shooting himself

A 3-year-old boy shot and killed himself after finding a gun inside a Paulding County home, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office said.

It was not clear how Holston Cole got hold of the weapon. He was struck in the chest when the gun went off, Sgt. Ashley Henson said in a statement.

Deputies responded shortly after 7 a.m. to a 911 call at the residence in the 70 block of Camp Circle near Dallas, Henson said.

Deputies performed life-saving procedures on Holston until fire rescue officials arrived. They took him to WellStar Paulding Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Holston lived at the residence with parents David and Haley Cole and 1-year-old twin sisters Paisley and Macy.

Sheriff’s officials are investigating the incident. No charges have been filed.

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