A 2-year-old boy accidentally pulled the trigger of a loaded gun while playing and shot his father in his back in St Louis in Missouri, US.
The young father allowed his toddler to play with a loaded gun, thinking he didn’t possess enough strength to pull the trigger but faced severe consequences of his action. The leniency took his life as his 2-year-old little boy accidentally pulled the trigger and shot him in the back, resulting in his death at the moment.
It has been reported that there was a woman in the house when the kid shot his father. The charges against the woman are not disclosed yet. When the police arrived at the scene, they found that the man was not breathing and was completely covered in blood. The homicide investigators are still investigating what exactly happened that day.
According to the St. Louis Police Department, there isn’t any further news about the incident from the investigation department. A local gun safety advocate proclaimed that the incident was just heartbreaking. He has elaborated on the benefits of gun locks and their role in the prevention of accidental shootings.
Cathy Gilbert, who is a co-chair of the group Women’s Voices for Social Justice, said in an interview that people should take precautionary measures and never underestimate what a loaded gun can do even in the hands of a toddler.
Almost 2000 accidental shooting incidents have been reported in the US this year.The American Academy of Pediatrics has revealed that 396 unintentional shootings in 2020 resulted from children that resulted in the death of 142 people.
At the start of November, two young children were taken to the hospital after an accidental shooting incident. A few months ago, a kid killed his 2-year-brother accidentally by using a loaded gun in Milwaukee. Please share this article in your social circle and ask people to keep their loaded guns away for children at all costs.
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