Tragic: Police investigation underway after 2-yr-old American boy accidentally shoots himself dead – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Tragic: Police investigation underway after 2-yr-old American boy accidentally shoots himself dead




A 2-yr-old boy in the State of Indiana, US tragically died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun found in his home, police said.

The shooting took place shortly before 12:30pm on Tuesday at a house in Fairmount, about 76 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

The boy, identified by Indiana State Police as Leighton Owings Seals, was in a bedroom when he was gained access to a loaded Ruger 9mm pistol, according to a press release.

“Evidence indicates the boy pulled the trigger on the Ruger and was struck by a single bullet,” police said. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The boy’s mother, 22-yr-old Caci Seals, was in another room feeding her baby at the time of the shooting, police say. An investigation is underway into the tragedy.

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