Toddler accidentally shoots, kills self

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

BLAKELY, GA (WALB) – An Early County family is mourning the loss of a toddler who was killed Saturday in Blakely when he accidentally shot himself.

The Early County coroner confirmed Sunday that 2-year-old Rocky Stroud III apparently fired a gun and shot himself.

The boy was at Tim's Package store on North Main Street where his parents work. He died at the store.

The case is still under investigation, but will likely be ruled an accident.

Stroud's body will be sent to the GBI Crime lab for an autopsy.

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