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      Investigation into child shooting death remains open

      {}{}{}{} Day three into the shooting death of a Walker County toddler, the investigation remains open.

      {}{}{}{} According to police, three year old Landon Walker suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest area after a gun fired by his father --identified by family as-- Kyle Walker went off.

      {}{}{} The child's father has said the shooting was accidental but police ruled as such nor have they ruled it out.

      {}{}{} On Wednesday, police were still questioning family members after spending all day Tuesday interviewing Landon's mother and father.{} The two are divorced and had joint custody of Landon.{} The incident happened where the father lives on Wingate Drive Monday near the Dora line in Sumiton.

      {}{}{}{} The coroner tells ABC 3340 he does not have a complete autopsy report.{} But, we learned Wednesday police were analyzing preliminary autopsy results.{}{} Police Chief T.J. Burnett declined to comment.

      {}{}{} Earlier in day by phone, Landon's grandmother spoke with ABC 33/40. She said quote, "Landon's dad (Kyle) would never do anything to hurt his own child.{} He loved him too much."{}{} On Tuesday, Kyle Walker's facebook page had lots of condolences from many of his facebook friends.

      {}{}{}Meanwhile, the family has made arrangements to lay the toddler to rest.{} All will take place at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Sumiton on Friday.{} 10:30 to 11am will be a private viewing for the family, followed by a public visitation until 1pm and then service in the funeral home chapel.

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