SAHUARITA, Ariz. — Police say an Arizona toddler is dead after accidentally shooting himself with his parent’s gun.
Officer Philip Steele tells KVOA television station that the shooting happened Friday night at the family’s home in Sahuarita, south of Tucson.
Steele says officers found the 3-year-old boy with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face after responding to an emergency call along Calle Minerva around 7:45 p.m. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Steele says the parents told investigators the firearm was inadvertently misplaced for a short time. That’s when the child found it.
SAHUARITA, AZ, 12/20/13: A 3-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself with his parent’s gun. Officer Philip Steele with Sahuarita Police tells KGUN9 that officers responded to a call in the 300 block of Calle Minerva, around 7:45 p.m on Friday. When officers arrived on scene, the boy was found with a self-inflicted gunshot would to the face. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, said Steele. The parents told officers the firearm was misplaced for a short time, during which the child found and fatally discharged the weapon.