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Boy, 4, Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self In Liquor Store

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A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself at this liquor store in Beecher. (Credit: CBS)

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UPDATED 07/22/11 8:43 a.m.

BEECHER, Ill. (CBS) — A 4-year-old boy from Indiana is dead, after apparently shooting himself by accident inside a liquor store in far south suburban Beecher.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the shooting happened Thursday morning at Tubby’s Wine and Spirits, at 311 Dixie Highway in Beecher.

Responding officers found a 4-year-old who had suffered a gunshot wound, Beecher police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the boy as Ash Wimbley, of Cedar Lake, Ind. He was rushed to St. James Hospital and Health Care Centers in Chicago Heights, but efforts to revive him did not work.

It is believed Ash shot himself.

Police do not know how the child got hold of the gun, nor whom it belong to.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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