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3-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself, deputies say

The boy was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead just before midnight Friday
Credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office
Washington County Sheriff's Office

ALOHA, Ore. — A 3-year-old boy reportedly shot himself in the head with a handgun Friday night in Aloha, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before midnight. 

The boy, James Kenneth Lindquester, had gotten a handgun out of a bedroom end table drawer and shot himself in the head. 

Credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office/Lindquester family
James’ family requested the attached photos be included with this media release.

Deputies along with Metro West and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue took over life-saving efforts from the family.