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Tenn. boy, 3, shoots 1-year-old brother in the head

Authorities say a 3-year-old shot his 1-year-old brother with an automatic pistol at a home in Coffee County, Tennessee, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CBS affiliate WTVF

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police say a 3-year-old Tennessee boy shot his 18-month-old brother in the head.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Department said the toddler shot his younger sibling with a .25-caliber automatic pistol in a home Tuesday afternoon in the community of Hillsboro, about 70 miles southeast of Nashville.

Sheriff's officials said the 3-year-old found the loaded gun, CBS affiliate WTVF reported.

According to the station, the wounded child was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a precaution, but officials said he was awake and alert when first responders arrived on the scene.

Sheriff Steve Graves said the child's parents would be interviewed by investigators on Wednesday.

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