Boy, 4, dies after accidentally shooting himself; father charged

Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 11:17 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2017 at 5:01 AM CDT
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Gari Settles (Source: MPD)
Gari Settles (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 4-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head Saturday afternoon.

Police said the child was in his parent's care when the shooting happened at Lynnfield Place apartments in east Memphis.

The boy somehow got a gun and was able to shoot himself.

The boys' father, Gari Settles, 38, has been charged with reckless homicide.

The night before, a 4-year-old girl also accidentally shot herself in the neck. At last check, she was still in critical condition.

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