A four-year-old boy died after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound in southeast Charlotte on Wednesday evening.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for a medic assist in the 1900 block of Charleston Place.

 When officers got there, they found the child with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 Medic transported the child to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. He was later pronounced deceased, police said.

Dayshawn Warren, the victim’s father, was interviewed by police following the incident.

Warren, 25, was later charged with involuntary manslaughter and improper storage of a firearm.

CMPD has not released information regarding how the child may have accessed the gun.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.

Jalon is a general assignment reporter for QCity Metro. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and an avid sports fan. (jalon@qcitymetro.com)

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