The death of a two-year-old has resulted from a tragic accident involving a firearm belonging to a family member.
Here’s What Happened
A 2-year-old boy in Texas died early Tuesday morning after accidentally shooting himself in the face with a loaded gun he found in his teenage brother’s room.
Waco Police said the toddler found the gun in the backpack belonging to the family member.
According to police, the child was alone in the room when the incident occurred, but his mother and other siblings were in different parts of the house.
When they arrived they found the toddler who was immediately taken to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center- Hillcrest Hospital where he later died.
Police said the 21-year-old family member took off after the shooting and also took the weapon but returned shortly after and was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Waco police are not releasing the name of the victim due to his age and noted that the investigation is ongoing.
Police emphasized the importance of securing firearms, as they can easily end up in the wrong hands and lead to tragic incidents.
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