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Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and the Special Investigations Unit of the Washington County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

COURTESY PHOTO - James Kenneth Lindquester was prounounced dead just before midnight Friday.Family members of 3-year-old James Kenneth Linquester confirmed Saturday the boy died after shooting himself in the head.

Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 7100 block of Southwest Millennium Terrace in Aloha just before 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. The child's family members reported the boy had gotten a handgun out of a bedroom end-table drawer.

First responders tried reviving the boy before rushing him to an area hospital. He was pronounced dead just before midnight, WCSO confirmed.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and the Special Investigations Unit responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be conducted Saturday at the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

KOIN News 6 is a news partner of the Pamplin Media Group. Their story can be found here.


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