A two-year-old boy has been killed from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in North Carolina.
The toddler lost his life a couple of days after the accident, which happened on Wednesday morning at the home in Fayetteville, in the center of the state.
How the child managed to get his hands on the gun is so far a mystery as it was revealed two adults and a teenager were home with the little boy at the time of the shooting.
A two-year-old boy was killed after he accidentally shot himself at a home in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Wednesday morning. He later died in hospital on Friday from his injuries
Officers were called to a house in the McArthur Place Community.
Fayetteville Police Department, Lt. Gary Womble confirmed the presence of three other people at the time of the emergency call although it has not been revealed who, if any, were supposed to be watching the child.
‘In my opinion, any gunshot wound is serious, especially when it happens to a juvenile,’ said Womble during a press conference, as reported by WTVD.
‘It’s even more serious and more serious for us in our investigative methods to find out exactly what occurred that a child would suffer a gunshot wound. That’s important to us and that’s what the detectives are working hard to determine what happened.’
One neighbor told the station that she witnessed a woman crying outside of the home in the moments before police and paramedics arrived on the scene.
The child was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill immediately after Wednesday’s shooting but later died from his injuries on Friday.
So far, the identity of the child or those who were with him at the time have not been made public as the investigation progresses.