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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A candlelight vigil is scheduled Friday for a 10-year-old Memphis boy who was killed in what police say was an accidental shooting.
According to police, Alfreddie Gipson and his 12-year-old brother were handling an unsecured handgun on Christmas Day when it discharged, striking Gipson in the abdomen. The boy was transported to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the shooting was accidental, and no charges have been filed.
The vigil is set for 5:30 p.m. at Brinkley Heights Baptist Church in Memphis. Funeral services are scheduled for early next month.
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