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(NEWSER) – A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy who accidentally shot himself in the face with his father's handgun is still alive thanks to two police officers who arrived minutes after a 911 call.

The boy "was lifeless at the time we arrived," the chief of police in Darby Township tells CBS. "One officer drove, one officer performed CPR in the back of the car. They got him to the nearest trauma center ... and he actually was revived." The boy, who found the .357 magnum in his father's car, shot himself in the jaw and "I believe the exit wound was actually on the back of his head," the chief says.

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