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Boy, 4, dies from gunshot in Beecher liquor store

Updated: July 26, 2011 2:33PM



A 4-year-old Indiana boy died after apparently accidentally shooting himself Thursday morning inside a liquor store in south suburban Beecher.

Ash Wimbley, of Cedar Lake, was found at 10:16 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his head at Tubby’s Wine and Spirits, 311 Dixie Highway, officials said.

Police are investigating who owned the handgun and how the youngster acquired it, police said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to anyone else who has been affected by this tragic incident,” said Beecher police in a statement.

Tina Sfondeles
and Victoria Johnson



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