Iowa boy, 4, dead after being shot in the head
Elgin, Iowa — A 4-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in a small town in Iowa.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found the boy with a gunshot wound to his head in Elgin after two 911 calls Friday afternoon.
The child was pronounced dead at a hospital in West Union. Two adults and two small children were also at the scene.
Authorities haven’t released any additional details about the shooting, including how it happened or the boy’s name.
The Sheriff’s Office has asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for assistance.
Elgin is a town of about 680 people that’s about 170 miles northeast of Des Moines.