By NEMS Daily Journal
BURNSVILLE – A 5-year-old boy died Thursday night in Burnsville as the result of an accidental shooting, according to the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff’s department and Burnsville Police Department were called to the Cotton Gin Trailer Park about 10 p.m., said Assistant Chief Deputy Jeff Palmer.
The child, whose name is not being released, suffered a shotgun wound and died of his injuries, Palmer said.
After interviewing family members and witnesses at the scene, it has been determined that the death resulted from accidental discharge of the gun and the investigation is closed, Palmer said.