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Vicksburg Boy Dies After Being Shot in the Head

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Jerald Tucker Jr., 10, died Wednesday after being on life support for over a day. He was shot in the head Monday night. Police say it appears to be an accident, no charges have been filed. 

Police say they were called and found the little boy bleeding in the living room at his home on Park Avenue. He was in the care of his stepbrother, a family friend, and another relative. The boy's dad was at work on his night job.

They did recover a gun from a creek behind the home.

The father says he was raising the little boy by himself after the mother had died. He was also taking care of the stepbrother.

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