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Temple child dead in what police believe to be an accidental shooting

The incident happened Thursday on Forest Hill Road in Temple, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss said.

TEMPLE, Maine — State police are investigating the death of a child in Temple Thursday.

According to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss, officials responded to a home on Forest Hill Road. 

After conducting interviews and collecting evidence, Moss said police believe the child died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Other family members were in the residence at the time of the shooting. 

An autopsy will be performed by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta on Friday, Moss said. 

State police aided Franklin County’s Sheriff’s Office in this incident.

This is a developing story. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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