A two-year-old boy has died in the US state of Texas after shooting himself in the head with a found firearm. The boy found the weapon in the backpack of his uncle (21), who initially ran away after the incident and took the weapon with him. The man later returned and has been arrested on suspicion of ‘tampering’ with evidence. Police in the city of Waco said it was a tragic accident in which the toddler suffered a head injury and died in hospital. This is how it reports AD.
According to Everytown For Gun Safety, an organization that fights for stricter gun laws, 111 people have died this year in “accidental shootings” by American children.
A local child’s death leads to Waco Police giving advice on what to do if you have a gun in your home. @malleyjonestv speaks to police about how to own and handle guns safely: https://t.co/9WK4iKKcKv #fox44tx pic.twitter.com/Y46F0Z9uoT
— KWKT FOX 44 (@KWKTFOX44) September 23, 2021
Hours after news surfaced about a 2-year-old who accidentally shot and killed himself in Waco Wednesday, the Temple Police Department is reminding the public that it offers free gun locks to gunowners. https://t.co/Ui88WBWXgU
— KCENNews (@6NewsCTX) September 23, 2021