At approximately 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, police in Clinton, MO were dispatched to the 500 block of S.11 Street Terrace in reference to a 4-year old boy who had been shot in the head.

When police arrived, they found the boy on the floor near the kitchen where his mother was attempting first aid. The boy was breathing and had a pulse. Officers assisted in administering first-aid until paramedics from Golden Valley Memorial Hospital arrived on the scene and transported the boy to a waiting Life Flight helicopter.

He was then flown to a hospital in the Kansas City area but police say he did not survive his wound.

A preliminary investigation by Clinton detectives revealed the boy had apparently located a firearm in the the home and accidentally discharged it, with the bullet striking his head.

There were no further details available in the report.