In Indiana, a 2-year-old boy died following an incident where he was accidentally shot by his 3-year-old brother. The incident occurred when the younger child accessed a gun left in their mother’s purse. The mother, upon discovering the situation, transported the injured child to the hospital.
The Gary Police Department, addressing the incident, emphasized the importance of securing firearms properly, suggesting the use of gun boxes or locks. Currently, no charges have been filed, and the investigation continues.
The Lake County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force is conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the shooting. Gary Police Cmdr. Sam Roberts indicated that the findings of the investigation would be presented to the Lake County prosecutor to determine the nature of the incident, whether it was a result of negligence or an accidental occurrence.