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DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with his father's pistol.

Sgt. Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that forensic pathologists and detectives determined the gunshot wound to the chest was consistent with an accidental and self-inflicted wound.

Henson said in a statement that Holston Cole used his father David's semi-automatic pistol to shoot himself Tuesday.

David Cole called 911 and told a dispatcher that his son got the gun from the father's book bag.

Henson said deputies were called to the home in Dallas, Georgia, on Tuesday morning and found Holston with a gunshot wound. Henson says the deputies performed CPR and he was pronounced dead at WellStar Paulding Hospital.

No charges have been filed.

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