Maine State Police investigate the death of a child in Temple

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 Maine State Police’s Major Crimes Unit was called to assist the Franklin County’s Sheriff’s Office with an accidental shooting that happened at a home on Forest Hill Road in Temple. After conducting interviews and collecting evidence State Police believe the child died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Other family members were in the residence at the time of the shooting.
An autopsy will be performed by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta on Friday.
No other information will be provided at this time

Maine State Police kindly asks that you please respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.

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