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Funeral for 6-year-old shot by toddler

NEW JERSEY (PIX11)- Friends and family gathered together on Saturday morning to say goodbye to a 6-year-old New Jersey boy.

Brandon Holt was shot by his 4-year-old neighbor and playmate on Monday.

Cops say the younger boy got a rifle from his family’s home and accidentally shot Brandon in the head.

Holt was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Toms River.

Police are still trying to figure out how the child gained access to the weapon.

So far no charges have been filed.

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