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2-year-old boy killed in Baker City shooting

The toddler was airlifted to a Boise hospital, but died from his wound hours later.
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Baker County Sheriff's Office

BAKER CITY, Ore. -- An Oregon toddler is dead after he was shot Sunday morning.

The incident happened at 11:15 a.m. at a home on Birch Street in Baker City.

Paramedics and law enforcement responded to the house and found two-year-old Liam Mankins with a gunshot wound. The child was rushed to Saint Alphonsus in Baker City, then airlifted to a hospital in Boise.

Liam died from his injury in the trauma center at 1:43 p.m. Sunday.

Police have released few details about the shooting, and it's not clear whether the toddler shot himself or was shot by someone else. Both his mother and father were home at the time, police say.

The shooting is under investigation by the Baker County Major Crime Team.

The Ada County coroner determined that Liam died from a single gunshot wound to the head.