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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Police respond Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to a Sandy home where a 2 year old boy was shot in the head. They child was transported to Primary Children's Hospital by Medical helicopter and later died from his injuries.

SANDY — Police on Wednesday released the name of a 2-year-old Denver boy who accidentally shot and killed himself while visiting his grandparents in Sandy.

Ethan Hearty was killed after police say he found a loaded gun in the bedroom of a home near 8800 South and 500 East. The boy's mother, a grandparent and two siblings were reportedly in another part of the house when the accident occurred.

The boy's father was en route to the airport when he received the call his son had been shot.

Ethan died a short time later at Primary Children's Medical Center.

An investigation into the incident, including where the gun was stored and how Ethan got hold of it was still ongoing Wednesday.

Pat Reavy

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