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SALT LAKE CITY — Two children suffered accidental gunshot wounds to the head in Utah on Thursday in unrelated incidents.

A 9-year-old Brigham City boy was hospitalized a little after 5 p.m. after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police confirmed.

The boy was first transported to a local hospital before being transferred to Salt Lake City's Primary Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

Earlier Thursday, a 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the head as well.

That incident took place about 6:30 a.m. in Murray and left the boy with no life-threatening injuries.

Both shootings are under investigation.

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Lauren Bennett is a reporter with KSL.com who covers Utah’s religious community and the growing tech sector in the Beehive State.

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