3-year old boy k*lls brother, 2, with mom’s gun
A 2-year-old Indiana boy has been accidentally shot to death by his 3-year-old brother, who found the loaded gun in their mother’s purse, police say.
The boys’ mother told police that her 3-year-old son was in her bedroom when he found the gun and shot his younger brother, WGN reported. She frantically drove the wounded toddler to a nearby hospital, where he died of his injury.
The tragic incident happened Friday night in Gary, about 150 miles from Indianapolis. Neighbors reported hearing a loud bang shortly before 7:30 p.m., ABC reports.
The Gary Police Department confirmed the shooting in a post on Facebook, urging gun-owning residents to “secure their firearms in a gun box or with a gun lock.”
In a joint statement from Gary Mayor Jerome A. Prince and Gary Police Chief Anthony Titus, the men expressed their grief and pledged action in the wake of the young boy’s death.