5-year-old boy dead after gunshot to the face

UPDATE (5:04 PM) – According to Jackson Police 5 year old Jayden Pempleton died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. There are no charges filed at this time.

UPDATE (1:50 PM): The incident occurred at 3720 Cromwell Street in Jackson.  No word yet on whether or not the crime scene remains active.

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) — A 5-year-old boy was taken to UMMC Saturday morning for treatment after receiving a gunshot wound in the face.

The Jackson police department sent a tweet out at 12:30 PM Saturday about the incident, claiming that the cause could have been accidental.

Commander Tyree Jones of the JPD is expected to make a public statement about the incident at 2 PM.

No further information is available at this time.

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