2-year-old shoots self with father's gun

(CLIVE)--Clive Police say a two year old boy is at Blank Childrens Hospital after shooting himself with his father's gun.

It happened at the Sterling Inn in Clive Sunday around 9:30am Sunday. Police say they found the two year old had a gunshot wound to the chest and neck.  

Their preliminary investigation shows the child's father left a loaded, unsecured .45 caliber handgun in a piece of luggage.  The child picked up the weapon and pulled the trigger.

The father has a valid permit to carry a handgun.

No names have been released. Charges have not been announced.

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