Tremonton boy shot, killed by miniature toy cannon

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — A 14-year-old boy from Tremonton is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself with a miniature toy cannon.Tremonton Police Chief David Nance says the boy was playing with the toy in his living room about 7:30 a.m. Monday when the cannon somehow went off. The boy was struck in the face and was pronounced dead at the scene.The boy’s older brother was in the room at the time, and the boy’s father also was in the house.Investigators are still trying to determine how a propellant got into the cannon, which is described as an 18th century replica with a six-inch metal barrel and a wooden base. Nance says the toy has no shooting mechanism.The boy has not yet been identified.

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