Child dies after finding loaded gun, shooting himself; convicted felon arrested

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested after a child in Virginia Beach accidentally shot and killed himself over the weekend.

Police say the incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Chase Arbor Commons.

Initial investigations state that the child, described as under the age of 5, found a loaded firearm, picked it up, and accidentally shot himself.

The child was was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later died from his injuries, police say.

Naquan Shamikel Jones, 23, was later arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and allowing access of a loaded firearm to children.

Police say the incident is still under investigation and more will be available soon.

Naquan Shamikel Jones

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