Police: Father accidentally kills toddler with antique gun

INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) - A 3-year-old boy died on Sunday after his father accidentally shot him with an antique rifle, police say.

Police said the shooting happened at the boy's grandmother's house on Faith Church Road Sunday afternoon.  Police say Jesse Simpson, 3, died on the scene.

He was killed by a single gunshot from a black powder antique rifle.

Investigators say Jesse's four-year-old brother and father, Derek Simpson, were on the porch with him at the time of the shooting.

Police say the father accidentally shot his son, unaware that the gun was loaded.

Police issued a search warrant to gather evidence inside the home.

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