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.READ MORE: Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Found Fit To Stand Trial
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.READ MORE: Closing Arguments Begin In Jussie Smollett's Trial For Allegedly Staging Phony Hate Crime; 'We Have Proven This By Overwhelming Evidence'
It is believed Ash shot himself.
Police do not know how the child got hold of the gun, nor whom it belong to.
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The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.