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Coroner Identifies Six-Year-Old Gunshot Victim


Malachi Copeland's death is believed to be a tragic accident

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a six-year-old boy in Evansville. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Malachi Copeland.

An autopsy determined the boy died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Evansville Police said officers were called to the 1800 block of S. Garvin St. Sunday evening and found the wounded boy.

The EPD said Malachi apparently got hold of a gun and it discharged.

Sgt. Anna Gray says the shooting appeared to be a tragic accident but an investigation continues.